HC Deb 05 December 1977 vol 940 c487W
38. Mr. Holland

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what action has been taken in the last six months to promote tourism in England by (a) the English Tourist Board and (b) the British Tourist Authority.

Mr. Clinton Davis

In addition to their other statutory duties, the British Tourist Authority and the English Tourist Board have conducted vigorous marketing and publicity campaigns to encourage visitors to Britain and within England. In the six months ending 30th September the ETB approved applications for tourist project assistance totalling over £1¾ million.

Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if, in view of the fact that Wales and Scotland together receive more money for selective tourist project assistance than England, he will increase England's allocation.

Mr. Meacher

There is no centrally allocated tourism budget which is shared out between the three countries, so the sums provided for tourism project assistance in England are not related to those provided in Scotland and Wales.

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