§ 14. Mr. Simon Coombs
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will make a statement on the development of tourism in Wiltshire.
§ Mr. Brooke
In 1991 Wiltshire received over a million tourism visits, contributing £83 million to the county's economy. Given the fast-growing popularity of rural tourism, Wiltshire is well placed for growth in its tourism sector, building on projects such as the Wiltshire tourism development action programme, which has received Government support through the tourist boards.
§ 22. Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will make a statement on the measures to help the tourist industry contained in the Budget.459W
§ 27. Mr. Brandreth
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what measures he is proposing to promote tourism in the north-west.
§ 29. Mr. Robert Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what representations he has received from small hoteliers concerning their contribution to tourism.
§ Mr. Key
Since taking up my present appointment, I have met and corresponded with many small hoteliers and representatives from organisations promoting their interests. I am advised by the English tourist board that of the 22,547 listed hotels, motels, inns and guest houses in England over 61 per cent. have 10 bedrooms or fewer. I therefore appreciate that they are an important element in the provision of accommodation in this country.