Foot and Mouth

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 5th November 2001.

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Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire Conservative, East Devon

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the effects of foot and mouth disease on the hotel industry.

Photo of Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The Department's best estimate is that revenue loss to the English tourism industry overall is likely to be around £3.3 billion in "value added" terms. The effects of FMD on the tourism industry, including the hotel sector, have been uneven, some areas have done well, others have been hit disproportionately hard. The Government introduced a package of recovery assistance for rural businesses, including tourism businesses, affected by the consequent implications of foot and mouth disease. In total, these measures will bring benefits to businesses of over £300 million.

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