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Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to assist the tourist industry in Fife, North-East.

The development of the tourist industry in Fife, North-East is primarily the responsibility of the industry itself as the main beneficiary. The local authorities and the Scottish Tourist Board co-operate with the industry in a number of ways, including the partnership in the area tourist board. For its part, the Scottish Tourist Board will continue to encourage and assist development in the area, as elsewhere in Scotland, and will consider all proposals on their individual merits and in relation to the board's overall priorities. I understand that the board, in conjunction with other bodies, is currently examining tourism opportunities in the East Neuk of Fife.