§ Lord Fearn
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many canals in England and Wales are used solely for leisure and tourism. [HL4562]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey)
Canals in England and Wales are used for a variety of purposes but predominantly for leisure and tourist activities such as boating, walking, cycling and angling. They therefore make an important contribution to tourism in this country.