§ Mr. Spring
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the grant-in-aid to the Northern Ireland Tourist Board in(a) 1996–97, (b) 1997–98 and (c) 1998–99. 253W
§ Mr. Ingram
The Northern Ireland Tourist Board receives Grant from the Department of Economic Development under the provisions of the Tourism (Northern Ireland) Order 1992. During 1996–97, NITB received a grant of £14,165 million from DED; in 1997–98 it received £14,037 million; and in 1998–99 it will receive a grant of £13,484 million.