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Tourism (Hotel Grants)

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales, in respect of grants made by the Wales Tourist Board, what is (a) the amount and number of grants made to hotels in Wales per annum, (b) the number and value of grants made since 1 May 1979 (c) the total realised and the expected losses under the scheme to date and (d) the number of grants made to applicants who are unable to borrow the required funds from a bank or other institution.

The information in respect of grants to hotels made by the Wales Tourist Board under section 4 of the Development of Tourism Act 1969 is as follows:

(a) YearNumber of grantsAmount
(b) 44 schemes have been approved since 1 May 1979 for grants totalling £1,154,475.
(c) The total losses written off by the Board with the approval of the Department amount to £61,156. No other cases are under consideration at present.
(d) This information is not readily available but in considering applications the Board is required to have regard to the need for assistance from public funds.