Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to paragraph 2.246 in Autumn Statement 2014, how much funding has been allocated in each financial year to 2019-20 to support tourism; and what specific measures that covers.

Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

With reference to para 2.246 in the Autumn Statement, £4.4m has been allocated to tourism in 15/16 and details will be announced in due course. Plans for spending beyond 15/16 will be determined in the next Spending Review.

This Government recognises the importance of the tourism sector in delivering jobs and growth across the UK. It launched the GREAT campaign to capitalise on the opportunity of London 2012, and has secured investment of over £165m to market Great British holiday destinations at home and abroad.

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