§ Shona McIsaac
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will review the funding of the British Tourist Board and regional tourist boards. 
§ Mr. Tom Clarke
My Department's direct financial support for the domestic tourism industry is provided through the English Tourist Board, which in turn funds the ten non-statutory Regional Tourist Boards for the delivery of its national programmes. Funding for the promotion of Britain overseas is directed through the British Tourist Authority.
I shall be considering the funding for the English Tourist Board, and for the British Tourist Authority, alongside that for all the other areas for which I am responsible, in due course.