HC Deb 28 January 1986 vol 90 cc457-8W
Sir Anthony Meyer

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the total value of financial resources allocated to the Wales Tourist Board in 1985–86 for the purpose of (a) supporting capital expenditure of the tourist industry under section 4 of the Development of Tourism Act and (b) all other purposes, including marketing; and what provisions he intends to make under these respective headings for 1986–87.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

For 1985–86, the Wales Tourist Board was originally allocated £2 million to grant-aid projects which will provide Of improve tourist amenities and facilities in Wales. This was increased to £2.5 million last August. The board's grant-in-aid allocation, which includes marketing, general administration, and so on, is £5.19 million.

The board's total allocation for 1986–87 is £7.907 million. The split between section 4 grant aid and grant-in-aid will be published when the Supply Estimates are presented to Parliament for approval.

Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he next proposes to meet the Wales Tourist Board; if he proposes to discuss with the Wales Tourist Board the report on tourism of the Trade and Industry Committee; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

I met the Wales Tourist Board on Friday 17 January. In the course of the meeting, the board conveyed to me its initial reactions to the Trade and Industry Committee's report on tourism. The board will be letting me have its considered comments in due course.

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