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Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 11 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent on tourism in each Northern Ireland constituency in each year since 1997. [112909]

Based on records held, the amount of selected financial assistance spent by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) to develop accommodation, amenity and visitor attractions and events support in each constituency during the period 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2002 is detailed in the following table.In addition, £5,819,194 was spent by NITB on marketing projects during the period from 1 April 1997 to 31 March 2003. Also during the period 1997–2002, £2,695,164 was spent by DARD on the maintenance of facilities such as access to forests and camping/caravanning sites. Information on these projects is not available on a constituency basis.