Tourism: South West

HM Treasury written question – answered on 23rd March 2015.

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Photo of Geoffrey Cox Geoffrey Cox Conservative, Torridge and West Devon

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he has taken to support tourism in the South West.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The government has announced a number of policy measures to support tourism in the South West region including;

On 26 January during a visit to Plymouth the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a £10 million package for the South West from round 3 of the Coastal Communities Fund to support regional growth including the tourism sector. He also announced a £2 million challenge fund as part of the GREAT Britain campaign to promote regions and cities including in the South West; and £100,000 government funding to support more Small and Medium sized Enterprises to attend a trade fair to promote South West tourism destinations to key international markets.

On 20 February in Bristol the Chief Secretary to the Treasury announced £5 million funding towards the transformation of Colston Hall in Bristol into the only international standard concert hall in South West.

On 5 March the Deputy Prime Minister announced £5 million funding to boost tourism in the South West by creating a joined-up strategy for marketing the region.

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