HC Deb 17 July 2003 vol 409 cc567-9W
Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department has allocated for the promotion of tourism in the UK in 2003–04. [126516]

Mr. Caborn

This Department has allocated over £54 million this year in order to promote tourism in Britain to both the overseas and domestic markets, as follows

£ million
VisitBritain grant-in-aid
Overseas promotion 35.5
Domestic promotion 10.4
Transition funds for reform 2.0
Total 47.9
RDAs 3.6
London 1.9
EnglandNet (Invest to Save) 1.2
Tourism total 54.6

In addition, DCMS spends over £1 billion per year on, for example, the arts, royal parks and palaces, museums and galleries, much of which directly benefits tourism.