§ Mr. Leighton
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the total amount of Exchequer assistance to the tourist industry in the last financial year; what provision has been made for the current year; and what restrictions are to be made in 1980–81.
§ Mr. Tebbit
The total amount of Exchequer assistance to the tourist Indus-644W try in Great Britain in 1978–79 was £24,357,550. The House has approved provision for the current year totalling about £31 million. A reduction of £3 million at 1979 survey prices is to be made in 1980–81 from the provision planned by our predecessors.