HC Deb 23 June 1997 vol 296 c377W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans he has to visit(a) Southport and (b) other north-west England seaside resorts. [3310]

Mr. Tom Clarke

I shall be visiting Southport on Wednesday 25 June to address the National Conference of the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management. I will be visiting north-west England again later in the year.

Coastal resorts are an important part of our heritage and account for some 44 per cent. of holiday spending in the United Kingdom. I am keen to see them build on this in the future so that local communities and businesses can share fully in the economic benefits of tourism.

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