HC Deb 22 February 1973 vol 851 cc214-5W
32. Mr. Hicks

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will increase the amount of money made available to the English, Welsh and Scottish Tourist Boards for expenditure on approved tourist projects in development areas under Section 4 of the Development of Tourism Act 1969; if he will consider extending this assistance to all assisted areas; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

Subject to parliamentary approval of the Estimates, the total of£1 million now available annually for approved tourist projects in the development areas of Great Britain will be increased to£2.3 million for 1973–74. It is not planned to extend the coverage of the scheme outside the development areas in the immediate future.