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Tourism: Expenditure

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the amount spent on tourism by local authorities in the latest period for which figures are available. (284307)

[holding answer 3 July 2009]: Figures for local authority tourism spending in England are drawn from returns made by individual authorities to the Department for Communities and Local Government. The most recent data available are for 2007-08, in which net current expenditure on tourism amounted to £123.3 million.