HC Deb 26 October 1976 vol 918 cc192-3W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list in the Official Report all the regional grants, incentives, premiums and similar schemes operated by his Department in the last five years, indicating the dates of introduction and where necessary the dates of termination of these schemes.

Mr. Clinton Davis

The following regional arrangements have applied under the Development of Tourism Act 1969:

  1. (i) Assistance to tourism projects under Section 4 has been restricted to development areas;
  2. (ii) Grants to assist hotel development under Part II were payable at special rates in development areas before 1st April 1973, after which no further applications were admissible.

The Secretaries of State for Scotland and Wales are responsible for the administration of the Act in Scotland and Wales, respectively.

Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the total value, at August 1976 prices, of the assistance granted to each region of the United Kingdom, under his Department's special regional schemes, in each of the last five years.

Mr. Clinton Davis

This information is not available in the form requested. The annual reports of the three National Tourist Boards, available in the Library of the House, show country by country the total value at current prices of selective assistance given under Section 4 of the Development of Tourism Act 1969 as well as grants paid under Part II.

It should be noted that the regional tabulation of Part II payments in the report for England is by reference to areas covered by regional tourist boards which do not coincide with specified development areas.

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