HC Deb 26 June 1995 vol 262 c496W
16. Mr. Barry Field

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what studies the tourism industry has made of the effect the daylight saving campaign would have on United Kingdom tourism. [28759]

Mr. Sproat

The Daylight Extra Group produced a survey in 1994 which estimated that additional earnings of £1 billion would be generated for UK tourism by a move to single/double summer time.

22. Sir David Knox

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will make a statement on tourism in the midlands. [28766]

Mr. Dorrell

Tourism makes a substantial contribution to the economy in the midlands, providing 240,000 jobs and generating revenue of at least £900 million.

The midlands will benefit, as will other regions, from Government initiatives to assist the tourism industry to become more competitive. These were announced in the document "Tourism: Competing with the Best", published by my Department earlier this year.