HL Deb 01 November 2004 vol 666 c12WA
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.

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