HC Deb 02 April 1998 vol 309 cc602-3W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make a statement on the contribution of the performing arts to inward tourism into the United Kingdom. [36852]

Mr. Fisher

The performing arts in the United Kingdom are of outstanding quality, and are undoubtedly an important incentive for overseas visitors to visit the United Kingdom. In a recent survey of overseas leisure visitors to Britain, 18 per cent. of those sampled cited the performing arts as a stimulus to visit.