§ Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the total cost in the current year of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board including salaries, expenses, accommodation, travel and entertainment; and how this compares with each of the past 10 years.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The total cost to public funds, in the current financial year including salaries, expenses, accommodation, travel and entertainment is estimated at £1,632,000. The comparable total costs for the past ten years are as follows:
Financial Year £000's 1970–71 493 1971–72 512 1972–73 570 1973–74 470 1974–75 480 1975–76 608 1976–77 672 1977–78 665 1978–79 909 1979–80 1,176
Details of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board's income and expenditure are contained in the board's annual accounts, copies of which for the years 1974–75 onwards are available in the Library.