§ Mr. Matthew Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what progress she has made in reducing excessive regulation in the tourism industry. 
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Good progress has been made. Measures such as the reforms of liquor licensing law, Sunday trading law and food hygiene regulation have all benefited tourism. My Department worked closely with the Department of Transport on the recent relaxation of the rules governing white-on-brown road signs. This will help a wide range of tourism-related businesses.