§ 44. Mr. Ken Hargreaves
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the number of people employed in tourism and tourism-related industry in the county of Lancashire.
§ 120. Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied with the workings of section 4 tourist grants; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lee
A recent study by Department of Employment economists showed that the section 4 scheme has a significant effect in supporting local and regional employment, and makes a contribution to helping the tourism industry operate more efficiently and effectively. We continue to keep the scheme under review.
§ 93. Mr. Brandon-Bravo
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what information he has on the rate per week at which jobs are being created in the tourism sector.
§ Mr. Lee
No information is available on the rate per week at which jobs in the tourism sector are created. However, there has been a net increase of 43,000 in the estimated number of employees in employment in tourcism-related industries over the year to September 1987. These figures exclude the self-employed, for whom comparable estimates are not available.