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Visit Britain And Tourism

EDM number 2436 in 2005-06, proposed by Mark Field on 22/06/2006.

That this House fully shares the views expressed by Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge, Chairman of Visit Britain, in his letter to the Prime Minister of 1st June 2006, in which he expressed surprise at the omission of any reference to the importance of the visitor economy for the priorities of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in the Prime Minister's Appointment Letter to the Secretary of State; is puzzled that such an oversight comes just six months after the Prime Minister hosted a breakfast for representatives of the tourist sector at which he emphasised his support for their efforts; is concerned at the lack of support and encouragement from Government for significant capital investments in infrastructure needed to continue the recent growth trend in overseas visitors, to help reduce the substantial deficit on the tourism account, and to prepare for a successful Olympic Games in 2012 and the legacy thereafter; deplores the lack of support from central, regional and local Government to bring about a cohesive and more efficient approach to tourism funding; and demands that tourism and the visitor economy be recognised as a real priority on the part of the Government.

This motion has been signed by a total of 49 MPs.

Mark Field22/06/2006Cities of London and WestminsterConservativeProposed
Malcolm Moss22/06/2006North East CambridgeshireConservativeSeconded
Hugo Swire22/06/2006East DevonConservativeSeconded
Tobias Ellwood22/06/2006Bournemouth EastConservativeSeconded
Hugh Robertson22/06/2006Faversham and Mid KentConservativeSeconded
Peter Bottomley26/06/2006Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Bob Spink26/06/2006Castle PointConservativeSigned
Adrian Sanders27/06/2006TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Winterton27/06/2006CongletonConservativeSigned
James Duddridge27/06/2006Rochford and Southend EastConservativeSigned
Daniel Kawczynski27/06/2006Shrewsbury and AtchamConservativeSigned
Tom Brake28/06/2006Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Danny Alexander28/06/2006Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyLiberal DemocratSigned
Nicholas Winterton28/06/2006MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
James Gray28/06/2006North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Derek Conway28/06/2006Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Gregory Campbell28/06/2006East LondonderryDUPSigned
Tim Loughton28/06/2006East Worthing and ShorehamConservativeSigned
Iris Robinson28/06/2006StrangfordDUPSigned
John Pugh29/06/2006SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Rosindell29/06/2006RomfordConservativeSigned
Roger Williams29/06/2006Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams29/06/2006Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Key03/07/2006SalisburyConservativeSigned
Paul Rowen03/07/2006RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Angela Watkinson03/07/2006UpminsterConservativeSigned
Andrew Selous03/07/2006South West BedfordshireConservativeSigned
Nigel Evans03/07/2006Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Oliver Heald04/07/2006North East HertfordshireConservativeSigned
David Mundell04/07/2006Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and TweeddaleConservativeSigned
Michael Fabricant04/07/2006LichfieldConservativeSigned
Cheryl Gillan04/07/2006Chesham and AmershamConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock04/07/2006Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Sammy Wilson04/07/2006East AntrimDUPSigned
John Leech04/07/2006Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Viggers05/07/2006GosportConservativeSigned
Lee Scott05/07/2006Ilford NorthConservativeSigned
Peter Luff06/07/2006Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
Stephen Hammond06/07/2006WimbledonConservativeSigned
Andrew Murrison06/07/2006WestburyConservativeSigned
Jeremy Wright10/07/2006Rugby and KenilworthConservativeSigned
Adam Holloway11/07/2006GraveshamConservativeSigned
Bill Wiggin13/07/2006LeominsterConservativeSigned
John Hemming13/07/2006Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Prisk18/07/2006Hertford and StortfordConservativeSigned
Eleanor Laing24/07/2006Epping ForestConservativeSigned
David Maclean24/07/2006Penrith and The BorderConservativeSigned
Patrick Mercer24/07/2006NewarkConservativeSigned
Julian Lewis25/07/2006New Forest EastConservativeSigned

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