HL Deb 10 June 2002 vol 636 cc13-4WA
Lord Fearn

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What grants or resources have been given to the British Tourist Authority to support its work in (a) Europe, (b) the United States and (c) Australia during the years 1999, 2000, 2001 and in 2002 to date. [HL4461]

Baroness Blackstone

The Government award the British Tourist Authority grant-in-aid to promote Britain abroad as an attractive tourist destination but do not allocate sums for particular markets. Nevertheless, Europe, the United States and Australia as key markets for BTA campaign actvities are likely to remain the focus of much of this funding.

Annual grant-in-aid and funds from the reserve allocated to the BTA are as follows:

£ Million
Year 1999–2000 2001–02 2001–02 2002–03
GIA £ 36.0 37.0 35.5 35.5
Reserve 14.2 19.0
Total 36.0 37.0 49.7 54.5