§ 30. Mr. Laxton
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether she has met the English Tourist Council to discuss the granting of world heritage status to Derwent Valley mills. 
§ Tessa Jowell
I am delighted that Derwent Valley Mills was awarded World Heritage status last month.
I have not met with the English Tourism Council to discuss this matter. The ETC offers leadership and guidance to the tourism industry and reported recently on the heritage sector in Action for Attractions. My Department takes an active role in establishing comprehensive Management Plans for UK World Heritage sites which include sustainable tourism policies.