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Tourism

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what local government financial support there was for tourism in (a) rural and (b) urban areas in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. (80975)

No records are held centrally to distinguish between expenditure on tourism in rural and urban areas. However, figures have been extracted from the annual accounts of each of the 26 district councils, covering the period 2000-01 to 2004-05, from which some assessment of the rural/urban split may be made.

£

District council

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

Antrim

384,242

382,352

131,065

137,714

411,749

Ards

1,791,405

1,730,816

1,996,892

1,817,694

2,104,034

Armagh

1,889,346

1,820,714

1,878,701

1,902,161

2,211,959

Ballymena

244,235

291,567

2,064,865

1,732,448

1,810,093

Ballymoney

195,415

256,743

290,280

353,688

376,845

Banbridge

432,993

423,621

351,966

332,385

472,643

Belfast

1,282,104

1,650,359

2,382,365

2,527,971

3,681,576

Carrickfergus

1,345,543

1,497,345

1,174,692

903,315

782,510

Castlereagh

Coleraine

2,816,931

3,160,519

3,220,908

3,120,466

3,378,541

Cookstown

410,854

392,105

339,456

352,157

394,590

Craigavon

450,675

429,647

469,714

449,741

428,193

Derry

2,017,906

2,205,526

931,895

915,610

894,999

Down

807,526

949,165

1,311,237

1,455,992

1,444,757

Dungannon and S Tyrone

273,092

295,238

286,096

282,394

299,654

Fermanagh

1,400,000

1,382,561

1,307,651

1,429,463

1,317,456

Larne

1,278,220

1,310,224

798,512

795,748

836,148

Limavady

615,142

750,351

559,619

755,216

798,045