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Horse Racing

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 64595, tabled on 20 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate her Department has made of the contribution of the horse-racing industry to the economy in the (a) North West and (b) UK.

Answered on

23 February 2017

Horseracing is enjoyed by many and makes a significant contribution to Britain’s economy. A 2013 report from Deloitte for the British Horseracing Authority estimated that British racing has a Great Britain-wide economic impact of £3.45 billion. We do not hold specific figures on the contribution of the horse racing industry to the economy in the North West.

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