§ Mr. Crausby
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimates he has made of the value of the tourism industry to(a) the North West, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) Bolton in each of the last three years. 
§ Janet Anderson
Tourism expenditure in(a) the North West and (b) Greater Manchester by visitors who stayed at least one night is as follows for each of the last three years:
£ million 1996 1997 1998 North West 1,850 1,919 1,790 Greater Manchester 413 444 405
UK Tourism Survey, International Passenger Survey.
Official sources do not provide reliable estimates of tourism expenditure in Bolton or any other sub-county local authority areas.
It is likely that the inclusion of the spending during tourism day visits would at least double these amounts.