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Tourism: Hartlepool

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the potential effects on the (a) Hartlepool economy and (b) Hartlepool tourist and culture sector of the 2010 Tall Ships event. (130907)

This Department has made no such assessments. However, the national marketing organisation, VisitBritain, has worked with previous Tall Ships venues in the past (such as Newcastle Gateshead in 2005) to promote the event and will offer its support to Tall Ships Hartlepool 2010.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what grants facilities in Hartlepool will be able to apply for in connection with the 2010 Tall Ships event. (130908)

This Department provides no such grants. However, the national marketing organisation, VisitBritain, will work with organisers to promote the event and One NorthEast, the regional development agency for the North East of England, will consider applications for support.