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Tourism

Volume 228: debated on Thursday 8 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage (1) how many full and part-time civil servants are employed in his Department on monitoring the activities of the British Tourist Authority; and what will be the cost of the salaries in the current financial year;(2) how many full and part-time civil servants are employed in his Department monitoring the activities of the English tourist board; and what will be the cost of their salaries in the current financial year.

There are 20 staff employed in my Department's tourism division, including two who work part-time. It is part of the division's role to ensure that the British Tourist Authority and the English tourist board make effective and efficient use of the money voted to them by Parliament. The division's salary budget for 1993,–94 is £448,820.