HC Deb 26 July 1984 vol 64 cc784-5W
Mr. Robert Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the projects in the fields of tourism and leisure that have received grants from the European regional development fund.

Mr. Trippier

I regret that it is not possible, except at disproportionate cost, to provide a list of all projects in the fields of tourism and leisure that have received aid from the European regional development fund, since its inception in 1975.

Details of readily identifiable projects of this kind which have been allocated such fund assistance since 1 January 1983 are as follows:

Region Description of project Aid committed £
Corby Group Five Holdings Ltd: feasibility study on the "Wonderworld" themepark and related industries development. 118,975
Tayside Wet weather centre, Arbroath 585,240
Highland Modernisation, swimming pool, Inverness. 423,000
Highland Tourist information centre and cinema, Fort William. 150,000
Humberside New toe and apron to sea wall to protect tourist infrastructure. 11,700
Gwent Deep mine tourism development, Blaenavon. 109,500
S. Glamorgan Site preparation for leisure centre, Cardiff. 134,190
W. Glamorgan Grant Theatre & Arts complex, Swansea 2,753,972
Strathclyde National Exhibition Centre, Glasgow. 11,210,800
South West Relocated travel centre and concourse, Penzance. 137,100
Cleveland Relocation and extension of Maritime Museum, Hartlepool. 96,900
Tyne and Wear Development of tourism infrastructure at Arbeia Roman Fort, S. Shields 23,100
Tyne and Wear Wallsend Heritage Centre. 27,600

Region Description of project Aid committed £
Tyne and Wear Landscaping of Segedenum Roman Fort, Wallsend. 36,600
Humberside Road improvements to enhance tourist potential, Bridlington 57,600
N. Yorkshire Conversion of spa complex to provide conference facilities, Scarborough. 489,300
Devon Conference, exhibition, leisure centre, Torquay. 975,000
Merseyside Maritime museum, Liverpool. 1,837,200
Cheshire Restoration/construction of buildings at Ellesmere Port boat museum. 222,000
Lancashire Conversion of customs house, Lancaster into a maritime museum. 34,500
Highland Access road to tourist development site, Ballachulish 25,500
Highland Tourist car park, Dunvegan. 36,000
Strathclyde International rowing course, Motherwell 131,100
Strathclyde Provision of maritime museum, Irvine. 114,000
Antrim Carpark, picnic area, pathways and other tourist amenities, Larne. 52,500
Walkways, picnic area, carparking, access road, transit caravan park, camp side service buildings and other tourist facilities, Larne. 174,000
Northumberland Access road, provision of services and central complex as Stage 1 of Blyth Valley Sports Park. 255,300
Durham Restoration of lead mining complex at Killhope to form a working museum. 20,400
Highland Culloden Battlefield visitor facilities centre. 239,100
Humberside Conference room/visitors centre, Humberside Airport. 21,900
Devon Upgrading road access to industrial site, tourist area and car park at Steamer Quay, Totness. 24,900
Greater Manchester Infrastructure for Manchester Exhibition Centre. 1,500,000
Merseyside Merseyside Maritime Museum — River and dock wall. 90,000
W. Glamorgan Boat/car parking facilities. 315,000
S. Glamorgan Conversion of building into a youth hostel and Welsh Culture Centre. 82,500