Sports-related Tourism

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 1st May 2014.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Shadow Minister (Treasury) 9:30 am, 1st May 2014

Tourism is a growth industry in the north-east, supporting 18,000 jobs in an area that still suffers from the highest levels of unemployment in the country. What is the Minister doing to support tourism in areas such as the north-east in the light of the forthcoming major sporting events, given that such events provide an excellent opportunity for its promotion?