Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy to detail the expenditure on the Ulster Grand Prix, for the last five years.
Minister for the Economy: Tourism NI has provided support for the Ulster Grand Prix via the International Tourism Event Funding Programme for International Events.
The Ulster Grand Prix was awarded a three-year (2014, 2015 and 2016 events) letter of offer totalling £285,000.
Year 1 – 2014/15 – £115,000
Year 2 – 2015/16 – £95,000
Year 3 – 2016/17 – £75,000
Since 2017/18, the Ulster Grand Prix has, through the Tourism NI International Tourism Events Fund, secured the following funding:
2017/18 – £67,000
2018/19 – £60,000
2019/20 – £60,000
My Department does not have access to details of other expenditure associated with the Ulster Grand Prix. I suggest that the member contacts the Ulster Grand Prix directly to request any additional information.