Coastal Communities

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th June 2016.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Minister of State (Communities and Local Government) 12:00 am, 6th June 2016

I thank the hon. Lady for pointing out the National Coastal Tourism Academy report. From memory, we helped to fund the creation of that body, so it looks as though we are getting good value for money there, too. She talked about the importance of partnerships; we entirely agree. We have set up 118 coastal communities teams around the country to bring together in partnership local authorities, voluntary groups, charities and residents to design an economic plan for the revival of their areas. We will be celebrating the success around what we now like to call the Great British coast with a Great British coastal conference in Brighton on 30 June. Perhaps the hon. Lady would like to come down in a spirit of partnership and celebrate it with us.