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Museums and Galleries: Financial Sustainability - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:55 pm on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Dubs Lord Dubs Labour 2:55 pm, 8th October 2019

My Lords, many other large cities have a hotel tax. One only has to go to New York to see that it is quite a large percentage of what one pays. What about having a hotel tax in some of our cities—particularly London, which is awash with tourists all the time—and using at least some of the proceeds as a contribution to our museums and galleries?