Parliament considers National B&B Week

An early day notion was passed in the House of Commons yesterday (6 March) urging MPs to visit those businesses in their constituencies that are participating in National B&B Week, and calling on the government to promote direct bookings with UK B&Bs, guesthouses and independent hotels.

The motion tabled by Alistair Carmichael, LibDem MP for Orkney and Shetland reads:

“That this House notes that independent B&Bs, guest houses and family-run hotels constitute a vital part of the UK’s tourism offer and form the cornerstone of our welcome to the world; further notes that the world’s best B&B and four of the world’s top five best B&Bs are British, a point made last month by the world’s biggest travel website based on millions of guest reviews; stresses the important role that B&Bs play in rural and coastal areas, where they are often the only tourist accommodation and play a key function in supporting local livelihoods; urges all Members to visit local B&Bs between 18 and 24 March 2019 during National B&B week; and calls on the Government to promote the message of booking directly with British B&Bs, guest houses and family-run hotels.”