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Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 23 October 1985

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asked the Minister for the Arts if he will make a statement on the contribution of the arts to tourism.

Tourism is a growth industry to which the arts already make a significant contribution. The Government believe there is scope for further development and co-ordination between the interests concerned. I would refer the hon. Member to the report by the Cabinet Office Enterprise Unit, "Pleasure, Leisure and Jobs: The Business of Tourism", published in July.