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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:32 am on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Kris Hopkins Kris Hopkins Conservative, Keighley 11:32 am, 24th November 2011

The Leader of the House may be aware that Welcome to Yorkshire, the official tourism agency for Yorkshire, is due to lose its public funding in April 2012. May we have an urgent statement from the Minister for Tourism and Heritage, my hon. Friend John Penrose, setting out what the Government might do to bridge this funding gap in the next financial year, in order to protect the Yorkshire tourism industry from potentially catastrophic circumstances?