Horse Racing

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd February 2017.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Labour, St Helens North

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate her Department has made of the contribution of the horse-racing industry to the economy in the (a) North West and (b) UK.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Horseracing is enjoyed by many and makes a significant contribution to Britain’s economy. A 2013 report from Deloitte for the British Horseracing Authority estimated that British racing has a Great Britain-wide economic impact of £3.45 billion. We do not hold specific figures on the contribution of the horse racing industry to the economy in the North West.

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