§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what proposals he has to increase employment in the tourist industry in Cornwall.
§ Mr. Lee
The English tourist board and West Country tourist board are currently negotiating the setting up of a tourism development action programme for Cornwall. The aim of this programme will be to boost investment and help realise the full tourism potential of the county.
Between April and October this year, the English tourist board has offered financial assistance under section 4 of the Development of Tourism Act 1969 to 18 tourism projects in Cornwall. The total value of assistance offered was over £249,000 to development with a total capital cost of £1.57 million.