HC Deb 07 May 1928 vol 217 cc29-30W

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department the names of those foreign Governments which participate in the work of organising on national lines the attraction of foreign tourists to their respective countries; and whether he can give the measure of State assistance annually afforded in each case?


The principal countries, so far as I am aware, which undertake directly, or participate in, the work of attracting foreign tourists to their respective countries are France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark and Italy. The nature of the assistance and the amount given by the State vary in the several countries concerned, but in most cases the assistance takes the form of a contribution towards the cost of a central institution. I am sending to my hon. Friend a short summary of the information which I have collected.