Tourism: Productivity

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Don Foster Don Foster Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made towards achieving his Department's target to improve the productivity of the tourism, creative and leisure industries; and what measures he has put in place to ensure the target is met.

Photo of Margaret Hodge Margaret Hodge Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism)

holding answer 1 February 2008

DCMS seek to improve the productivity of tourism, creative industries and leisure industries with key projects designed to impact on its sponsored industries. Projects include, for example, the implementation of the Licensing Act, Gambling Act and the digital switchover.

Examples of work to support the tourism sector and its productivity include the work we have done with VisitBritain and the Tourism Industry Emergencies Response Group to improve the response to emergencies; the work we have done with local authorities to implement the Good Practice Guide on planning for tourism and the work to firstly prepare and now implement our tourism strategy for 2012 "Winning: A Tourism Strategy for 2012 and Beyond."

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