HC Deb 04 March 1996 vol 273 c90W
Sir Michael Neubert

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans she has for developing the tourist potential of the River Thames. [16370]

Mr. Sproat

In January my right hon. Friend launched the "Focus London" initiative to revitalise London's image as a tourist destination. Four million pounds of public money will be made available to be matched by the private sector. This will undoubtably boost tourism to the river area. We are working closely with the London tourist board and the Government office for London and private sector partners to ensure that we take full advantage of the excellent opportunities for sustainable tourism offered by the river.