Tourism: South West

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Adrian Sanders Adrian Sanders Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to support the tourist industry in the South West.

Photo of Barbara Follett Barbara Follett Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Culture), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

Between 2008 and 2011, the Department will have provided £3.5 million annually to the regional development agencies for the support of the tourism industry.

In the same period, the DCMS will have provided over £130 million to VisitBritain and VisitEngland to market Britain to overseas visitors, and England to domestic visitors respectively.

DCMS has also made £45 million (£15 million per annum over three years) available through the Sea Change programme, which aims to help the regeneration of seaside resorts in England through cultural and heritage projects. In the first year of the programme (2008-09), £4,160,655 was allocated to the south west as set out in the following table:

Seaside town/resort Grant allocated (£)
Torbay 2,247,532
Boscombe 455,000
Teignmouth 376,676
Weston-Super-Mare 951,447
Westward Ho! (1)100,000
Ilfracombe (2)30,000
(1 )Development grant

(2 )Feasibility grant

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