§ Sir W. de FRECE
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if he can state the amount of money spent upon the encouragement of tourist traffic during the last year for which figures are available by the Governments of Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Norway, 1979W Spain, and Switzerland, respectively; and whether these figures were taken into account in assessing the amount granted by His Majesty's Government to the Travel Association of Great Britain and Ireland?
§ Mr. GILLETT
I have no precise information as to the amounts of money spent upon the encouragement of tourist traffic by the seven countries mentioned. In general I am informed that the Governments make small direct grants to the national tourist organisations, who also receive financial aid from State railways and other sources. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.