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Tourism

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the developments that have so far been completed under the terms of the EC tourism operational programme; what proportion of those projects were funded by (a) Her Majesty's Government and (b) from EC sources; how many developments are yet to be completed; and if he will make a statement.

Those projects assisted under the tourism operational programme for Northern Ireland 1990–93 which have been completed by 30 June 1993 are listed. Her Majesty's Government did not fund the projects which were assisted by the European regional development fund.

  • Capital Development
  • Dunluce centre, Portrush
  • The Navan centre, County Armagh
  • The Tower museum, Londonderry
  • 18th century gaol block, Downpatrick
  • Ballance house phase II, Glenavy
  • Lough Neagh discovery centre
  • Palace stables, Armagh
  • Sinton's mill, Blackwater town
  • Ulster and American streets, Ulster American folk park, Omagh
  • Ulster history park visitor centre, Omagh
  • Ballycastle seafront development
  • Benone tourism complex phase III
  • Banbridge gateway tourist information centre
  • Lislap cottage restoration, Gortin
  • Round lake, Fivemiletown
  • Sixmilewater caravan park, Antrim
  • Corn mill, Castleward
  • Warrenpoint promenade, stage I, phase II
  • International youth hostel, Londonderry
  • Queen Mary's hostel, Belfast
  • Glenada house, Newcastle
  • Benone III, environmental improvements
  • Margy bridge, Ballycastle
  • Ardclennis activity centre, Co Fermanagh
  • Bannview squash club, Craigavon
  • Belleek and district development trust cruising project
  • Belleekci pottery enhancement of visitor centre
  • Portrush parascending project
  • Lockside cruises, Co Fermanagh
  • Lusty Beg island cruiser, Co Fermanagh
  • Raspberry Hill health farm
  • Rosskit slipway facilities, Co Fermanagh
  • Down Royal racecourse visitor facilities
  • Bushtown House hotel, leisure/conference facilities
  • Glenavon House hotel, leisure/conference facilities
  • Lough Erne yacht club
  • Lough Beg leisure facilities, Co Londonderry
  • Non Capital Developments: Studies
  • Ballycastle marina
  • Ballyleidy golf project
  • Ballyronan tourism project development
  • Belfast City centre hotel, Laganside
  • Belfast science centre
  • Bessbrook tramway
  • Coalisland canal
  • Coalisland heritage development
  • Colebrook development
  • Disabled access to tourist accommodation
  • Down Royal racecourse
  • Equestrian development
  • Glens of Antrim
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Lecale/Down area
  • Lough Neagh
  • Newry/Portadown canal
  • Roe Valley development
  • South Armagh tourism development
  • South Down tourism development
  • St Patrick's country heritage centre
  • Strabane canal

A further 55 capital and 35 non-capital projects were under way at 30 June.

The European social fund is also supporting an on going programme of training for the tourism and hospitality industry. To date, a total of 1,162 people have benifited from this training.