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Tourism: Manpower

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many economists in his Department work specifically on tourism. (155611)

We have a small central team of four economists who provide support for the department as a whole including tourism policy. It is difficult to estimate precisely how much time is spent specifically on tourism policy but officials estimate that it is less than one full time member of staff.