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Tourist Board

Volume 116: debated on Tuesday 12 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give details of the expenditure by the Scottish tourist board for each year since 1983 at home and overseas and also details of total expenditure by area tourist boards and other agencies on promoting tourism in Scotland.

[pursuant to his reply, 11 May 1987, c. 43]: Total expenditure by the Scottish tourist board in supporting tourism development was as follows:

Financial year
(£ million)
1983–841984–851985–861986–87
Domestic8·19·88·48·7
Overseas10·20·30·4
Total8·110·08·79·1
1 No overseas expenditure in 1983–84.
Comparable expenditure by area tourist boards, local authorities and the Highlands and Islands Development Board over the same period was as follows:

Financial year
(£ million)
1983–841984–851985–861986–87
Area Tourist
Boards124·75·135·6
Local
current3·12·83·333·6
capital0·30·20·530·3
Highlands and Islands
Development Board8·68·28·98·8
1 Includes financial contributions made by the Scottish Tourist Board, the Highlands and Islands Development Board and local authorities.
2 1983–84 figures not available: ATB network in process of establishment.
3 Provisional.
Figures on expenditure by the British Tourist Authority and the Scottish Development Agency are not available.