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Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much it cost to produce VisitBritain's framework review document. (277375)

VisitBritain have advised that the total cost of the British Tourism Framework Review was £350,316.85. Of this £187,126 was for primary, newly commissioned research for the benefit of the whole UK tourism industry, which is free and publicly available on the VisitBritain website.

The remaining costs were for extensive national consultation meetings which took place throughout Britain; the dissemination, publishing and associated production costs of the final review and supporting reports; and for consultancy and project management.