§ 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