HL Deb 17 December 2001 vol 630 cc24-5WA
Baroness Anelay of St Johns

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the value of sports tourism to the economy of the United Kingdom; and on what research they base their estimate of that value. [HL1843]

Baroness Blackstone

A recent study by the Sports Tourism Unit at the University of Luton has found sports tourism to be worth some £2.5 billion annually. This year, for the first time, the ONS is researching sports tourism to provide a clearer picture of its value to the economy of the United Kingdom.