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Tourism

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 12 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will make a statement on each (a) grant and (b) loan made by the Northern Ireland tourist board to private sector projects for the provision of (a) small hotels, (b) guest inns, (c) self catering facilities and (d) bed-and-breakfast facilities in each year since 1993 indicating the schemes involved and the source of the tourist board's budget. [14495]

Since 1993, the Northern Ireland tourist board has made grants to the projects listed in the tables. Small hotels have been defined as those with fewer than 20 bedrooms at the time the offer was made. During the period no loans were made. Redeemable Preference Shares of £330,000 were issued by the promoters in the case of the Manor House Hotel, Killadeas, Co. Fermanagh.

Small hotels
Project titleLocationGrant £Fund
1993
Manor House HotelKilladeas430,000TDS
Manor House HotelKilladeas200,000ERDF
Total630,000
1994
Causeway HotelGiant's Causeway150,000TDS
Total150,000
1995
Tullyglass House HotelBallymena235,000TDS
Total235,000
1996
Highways HotelLame226,301IFI
Hotel CarltonBelleek160,000IFI
Lodge HotelColeraine82,200IFI
Bushmills InnBushmills400,000SSPPR
Total868,501
1997
Millbrook Lodge HotelBallynahinch57,000IFI
Donard HotelNewcastle68,265IFI
Charlemont Arms HotelArmagh200,00IFI
Beech Hill County HouseLondonderry136,740SSPPR
Total462,005
Grand total2,345,506
IFI—International Fund For Ireland.ERDF—European Regional Development Fund.TDS—Tourism Development Scheme.SSPPR-Special Support Programme For Peace and Reconciliation.

Licensed guest inns
Project titleLocationGrant (£)Fund
1993
Creeve HouseRandalstown35,950TDS
Total35,950
1995
Old SchoolhouseComber51,732IFI
Moy InnMoy92,000IFI
Total143,732
1996
Kelly's InnBallygawley90,000IFI
Denvir's InnDownpatrick68,085IFI
Station BarEglinton85,238IFI
Total243,323
Grand total423,005
IFI—International Fund For Ireland. TDS—Tourism Development Scheme.

Self-catering
Project titleLocationGrant £Fund
1993
Rathmore CottagesBelleek214,440IFI
National Trust CottagesCrom, Florencecourt114,650IFI
Lough Beg MewsBellaghy145,000TDS
Lecale CottagesRostrevor100,000TDS
Lusty Beg—Pleasure CruiserBoa Island16,300ERDF
Marine Hotel ApartmentsBallycastle139,850ERDF
Total730,240
1994
Tory Bush CottagesKilcoo110,800IFI
Killyleagh Castle ApartmentsKillyleagh68,700TDS
Maddybenny Holiday CottagesPortrush79,000TDS
Total258,500
1995
Fermanagh Lakeland LodgesKesh48,015IFI
Ballylinny Holiday CottagesBushmills89,700TDS
Lusty Beg Island Ph2Boa Island535,084TDS
Lusty Beg Island Ph2Boa Island283,008ERDF
Total955,807
1996
Belle Isle Ph2Lisbellaw24,505TDS
Tybann HouseCushendun35,467TDS
Rathmore Cottages CruisersBelleek17,852TDS
Mourne CottagesMaghera, Co. Down61,140TDS
Ballygally Self-Catering CottageBallygally79,230TDS
Belle Isle Ph3Lisbellaw174,600TDS
Drumcovitt Bam Self-CateringFeeny25,965TDS
O'Harabrook Self-CateringBallymoney36,846TDS
Total455,605
Grand total2,400,152
IFI—International Fund For Ireland.ERDF—European Regional Development Fund.TDS—Tourism Development Scheme.

B&B and guesthouse improvements
Project titleLocationGrant (£)Fund
1993
HillhouseDownpatrick7,780IFI
Grange LodgeDungannon15,984IFI
Riverside HouseBelleek12,723IFI
RockhavenPortstewart12,420IFI
Mullynaval LodgeBoa Island27,230IFI
Beresford HouseBangor12,938IFI
Brook LodgeLisburn7,522IFI
FernHill HouseWarrenpoint5,160IFI
Trosben VillaCushendall9,361IFI
Ashton HouseNewry6,110IFI
Robin HillLondonderry15,651IFI
Castle ErinPortrush66,580IFI
RockedenPortadown48,000TDS
Colebrooke HouseBrookeborough75,500TDS
Total322,959
1994
InvershielPortrush5,661IFI
ArdtaraMaghera115,000TDS
Total120,661
1995
The NarrowsPortaferry168,771IFI
Total168,771
1996
Corick HouseClogher93,000TDS
Keef HallaNutts Corner13,050ERDF
Roseleigh HouseBelfast11,250ERDF
Greenmount LodgeOmagh4,884ERDF
Rockbank B&BBallynure1,716ERDF
Bellevue Country HouseBlackhill, coleraine3,372ERDF
GlendaleCushendale6,480ERDF
AkaroaPortstewart2,340ERDF
AbocurraghLetterbreen5,925ERDF
Fullerton ArmsBallintoy27,108ERDF
OakdeneBelfast77,640ERDF
GlenhavenBallycastle2,107ERDF
Afton HouseOmagh3,448ERDF
The StablesAntrim32,675ERDF
Ard-Na-TraPortstewart12,000ERDF
Rua Wai FarmBallyclare4,104ERDF
Quarrytown LodgeBroughshane1,561ERDF
Total302,660
1997
Caldhame LodgeCrumlin34,087ERDF
Greenhill HouseAghadowey1,409ERDF
BarnageehaKillinchy4,635ERDF
Glenmore HouseBallycastle20,164ERDF
Loguestown FarmhousePortrush6,084ERDF
Number TenNewcastle4,132ERDF
Total70,511
Grand total985,562
IFI—International Fund For Ireland.ERDF—European Regional Development Fund.TDS—Tourism Development Scheme.

NITB grants made 1993–97
19931994199519961997
£££££
Small hotels
TDS430,000150,000235,00000
ERDF200,0000000
IFI000468,501325,265
SSPPR000400,000136,740
Total630,000150,000235,000868,501462,005
NITB grants made 1993–97
19931994199519961997
£££££
Licensed guest inns
TDS35,9500000
ERDF00000
IFI00143,732243,3230
SSPPR00000
Total35,9500143,732243,3230
Self-catering
TDS245,000147,700624,784455,6050
ERDF156,1500283,00800
IFI329,090110,80048,01500
SSPPR00000
Total730,240258,500955,807455,6050
B and B
TDS123,500115,000093,0000
ERDF000209,66070,511
IFI199,4595,661168,77100
SSPPR00000
Total322,959120,661168,771302,66070,511
TDS—Tourism Development Scheme. ERDF—European Regional Development Fund.IFI—International Fund For Ireland.SSPPR—Special Support Programme for Peace and Reconciliation.