HC Deb 01 February 1999 vol 324 cc452-3W
16. Mr. Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support he has given to the tourism industry in seaside resorts. [66776]

Janet Anderson

Of the £3.8 billion of Single Regeneration Budget funding available over the next three years, 44 of the bids included proposals for the regeneration of seaside resorts. But the future of our seaside resorts depends on all those involved in both private and public sectors working together to develop the sort of products now needed and with the quality and value for money which visitors expect.

Our strategy for tourism, to be published on 26 February 1999, addresses this important industry sector and will help create the right framework in which tourism can flourish.