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Mr. Hawkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to assist maritime archaeology of sunken British vessels in the waters off Commonwealth countries, with particular reference to wrecks off St. Kitts being researched by the St. Kitts Maritime Archaeological Project. 
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much revenue she estimates tourism generated for (a) the East of England and (b) Suffolk in each of the last seven years. 
|£ million||Visits by overseas residents||Trips by domestic residents with an overnight stay||Tourism day trips by domestic residents||Total|
|£ million||Visits by overseas residents||Trips by domestic residents with an overnight stay||Tourism day trips by domestic residents (109)||Total|
Mr. Caborn: Since April 2003, the Regional Development Agencies have had strategic responsibility for tourism development in the regions, reflecting its importance as a driver of regional economies. Over 200306, South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) will receive £403,000 per annum from my Department for tourism development activity, which is currently passed to the Regional Tourist Board, South West Tourism (SWT), as core funding. The board of SWRDA has recently endorsed the new tourism strategy, 'Towards 2015' and additional funding of £1.5 million per annum for the next four years has been proposed to cover its implementation. SWRDA has also funded other projects which benefit tourism in the region, including regional marketing, the Tourism Skills Network and capital investment in regional attractions.
DCMS has made available to VisitBritain in 200405 grant in aid of £35.5 million to promote Britain overseas and £12.9 million to lead the domestic marketing of England. Tourism in Bridgwater benefits from this expenditure, as does the rest of the country.
Mr. Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to visit Herefordshire to promote it as a tourist destination for (a) British and (b) foreign holiday-makers. 
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State currently has no official plans to visit Herefordshire. However, Herefordshire is promoted
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both globally and domestically in many of VisitBritain's campaigns. Domestically, it is featured in the flagship £2.5 million 'enjoyEngland' campaign and other themed promotions. For example, in the 'Outdoor England' campaign the region's natural attractions, such as the
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Wye Valley walk and the Forest of Dean are featured. Internationally, the county is included in campaigns such as 'Good Living', 'Lifestyle & Culture' and 'Hidden Britain'. Further information can be obtained from VisitBritain's website www.visitbritain.com.