HC Deb 10 December 1991 vol 200 cc408-9W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what information his Department holds on the total Government expenditure on tourism in each year since 1986–87.

Mr. Jackson

The Department's best estimates of the total tourism related expenditure by Government-funded bodies for Great Britain between 1 April 1987 and 31 March 1992 are as follows:

£ million
1987–88 404.7
1988–89 478.3
1989–90 486.0
1990–91 570.2
11991–92 576.3
1 Estimate.

It is not possible to give comparable figures for 1986–87 because of organisational changes. The above figures comprise Government provision to statutory tourist bodies, to English Heritage, to royal parks and palaces, to museums and galleries, to the Countryside Commission, to the Nature Conservancy Council, to the Rural Development Commission, to the Sports Council and analogous expenditure in Scotland and Wales. It is not possible to isolate the tourism element of spending for bodies with a remit wider than tourism, except for Highlands and Islands Enterprise, formerly the Highlands and Islands Development Board, where this has been done.

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