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Tourism

Volume 116: debated on Tuesday 12 May 1987

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5.

asked the Paymaster General what information he has on the amount of income that has been generated by tourism in the South-East Tourist Board area in each year since 1978.

Tourist spending in the South-East tourist board area increased from £370 million in 1978 to £755 million in 1985. In the East Midlands tourist board area, spending increased from £145 million in 1978 to over £375 million in 1985.A table giving full information has been placed in the library.

21.

asked the Paymaster General whether he will estimate the value of capital investment in major tourism and leisure projects in 1986.

A recent English tourist board survey suggests that in the last six months of 1986 at least £960 million worth of tourism and leisure developments were opened or under construction in England.

24.

asked the Paymaster General what information he has on the amount of income that has been generated by tourism in the Northumbria Tourist Board area in each year since 1978.

52.

asked the Paymaster General what information he has on the amount of income that has been generated by tourism in the Southern Tourist Board area in each year since 1978.

35.

asked the Paymaster General what effect he estimates the Licensing (Restaurant Meals) Act 1987 will have on tourism expenditure in the United Kingdom.

No such estimates are available. However we share the restaurant trade's optimism that this measure will lead to a marked boost in their business, much of it due to increased tourist spending.