§ Mr. Franks
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many hotels and tourism-related establishments have received section 4 grants since 1987; how many of these are in Cumbria; and if he expects to make an announcement on Government support for the tourism industry in the near future.
§ Mr. Lee
Between April 1987 and November 1988 the English tourist board made offers of section 4 grant assistance to 1,008 hotel and tourism-related projects, of which 72 are in Cumbria. I shall shortly be considering the outcome of the review of tourism policy which I announced in July. This is bound to take a little time, but I will make a further announcement as soon as possible.