asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what grant aid and other assistance the Northern Ireland Tourist Board receives from public funds; and what are the subventions comparable with those made to the tourist boards in Great Britain.
In the financial year 1986–87 the Northern Ireland Tourist Board received grant-in-aid of £2·65 million from the Department of Economic Development. I understand that in the same year the following provision out of public funds was made to the other Tourist Boards in the United Kingdom.
|Grant-in-Aid £ million||Development of Tourism Act 1969 £ million||Total £ million|
|English Tourist Board||10·76||9·5||20·26|
|Scottish Tourist Board||6·25||2·83||9·08|
|Welsh Tourist Board||5·35||2·54||7·89|