HC Deb 17 June 1997 vol 296 c120W
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. [3162]

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.