HL Deb 20 February 2003 vol 644 cc199-200WA
Lord Fearn

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many employees of the British Tourist Authority and the English Tourism Council have been, or will be, made redundant because of the merger of the two bodies. [HL1501]

The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Baroness Blackstone)

No posts at the British Tourist Authority (BTA) or the English Tourism Council (ETC) have yet been made redundant as a result of the reorganisation. The organisational structure of the relaunched national tourism organisation is currently under development. Once finalised, BTA and ETC will consult with staff and their trade union as necessary on any redundancies which may be contemplated as a result.