HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 c372W
53. Sir Albert Costain

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will consider the introduction of private capital into the funding of the tourist boards.

Mr. Tebbit

Each of the four statutory tourist boards is funded by a grant-in-aid voted annually by Parliament: they are not capitalised. They may and do receive contributions towards their expenses from commercial and other sources and I welcome this.