§ Mr. Allason
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what progress has been achieved in finding a method of accumulating statistics of day visitors to coastal resort towns so an appropriate criteria can be added to the standard spending assessment calculations, to compensate local authorities for the extra expenditure required to support tourism.
§ Mr. Forth
Information on day visits from the home is available for most counties from the leisure day visits survey. Officials from my Department are assisting their colleagues in the Department of the Environment who are considering how this and subsequent survey data can best be developed for use in the standard spending assessment calculations.