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Tourism: Chelsea Flower Show

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if he will seek discussions with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on arrangements for securing the future of the Chelsea Flower Show as a major tourist attraction; and if he will make a statement; (203410)

(2) whether he has had discussions with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on the future of the Chelsea Flower Show as a major tourist event.

The Chelsea Flower Show is a popular tourist attraction and will continue to be one for both domestic and international visitors.

I have no plans to meet with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government or representatives of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on this matter.