§ Mr. Mike Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what were the comparative amounts spent in the latest available period by the British Tourist Authority to promote tourism in Great Britain as a whole and in England, Scotland and Wales, respectively.
§ Mr. Meacher
All British Tourist Authority expenditure, which totalled £8.9 million in 1975–76, is directed to the promotion of tourism, mainly by means of publicity and information services provided overseas. I regret that the authority's accounts are not at present prepared in a form which permits the extraction of figures for England, Scotland and Wales, although many of its promotions focus specially on one individual country or particular districts within it.