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Tourism: Regional Development Agencies

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much each regional development agency spent on promoting tourism in its respective region in each of the last five financial years.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The following figures refer to spending by regional development agencies (RDAs) on core tourism and leisure objectives. RDAs have also spent money on activities related to tourism initiatives such as specific regeneration projects. The cost of these related activities are not included in the table.

£ million
  Expenditure on tourism
RDA 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
AWM 3.8 4.9 8.5 6.1 3.3
EEDA 1.5 1.8 1.4 1.1 1.1
EMDA 5.3 4.7 3.3 3.3 2.5
LDA 23.9 29.4 18.7 20.1 14.1
NWDA 6.1 8.9 4.5 4.7 2.5
ONE 10.8 10.6 11.3 7.2 4.7
SEEDA 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.5 1.6
SWRDA 3.2 2.6 1.3 1.3 1.3
YF 3.9 6 3.1 6.2 6.3

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