§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consultations he had had with the chairman of the Wales tourist board concerning the relaxation of the casino regulations in Welsh resorts and cities under the pilot scheme. 
§ Mr. Kirkhope
In July 1996, the Wales tourist board proposed that we should add Llandudno to the list of new permitted areas for casinos. We carefully considered this, but concluded that it would fall outside the criteria proposed by the Government.
We have sent our 12 November consultation paper to the chairman of the Wales tourist board. Comments are invited by 31 January, and we will take these into account when we make final decisions.