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Tourism: Floods

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the cost of the floods in the summer of 2007 to the tourism industry. (169855)

Full estimates of the costs of the flooding to the national tourism industry will not be possible until statistics on domestic holidays and day trips for the whole of 2007 are available next year.

The Southwest and West Midlands Development Agencies have recently commissioned research on the economic costs of the flooding, to include the costs to the tourism industries of these regions.