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July 10, 2002

Question written on 10/07/2002

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her expenditure has been on the promotion of tourism in Britain in the last 12 months.

Answered by Kim Howells

The British Tourist Authority (BTA) promotes Britain overseas as a tourist destination. Its baseline funding was 35.5 million in 200102 and is 35.5 million in 200203. In addition, the BTA received 14.2 million from the reserve in 200102 to combat the impact of the outbreak of foot and mouth disease and in 200203 the Government committed up to 20 million from the reserve for the “Million Visitor” tourism recovery campaign, to be matched by contributions from the industry in cash and in kind.Baselin