HC Deb 27 October 1932 vol 269 cc1128-9
19. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the approximate number of foreign tourists who entered British ports during the past summer; and how this number compares with the summer of 1931?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)

The number of foreign passengers landed as visitors on holiday, tourists, etc., during the six months April-September, 1932, is 134,775; the corresponding figure for 1931 is 151,402. These figures do not include day or week-end excursionists, the number of whom was 29,188 from April to September, 1932, as against 9,802 in the corresponding period of 1931. In order to assist those catering for tourist traffic, arrangements have been made for these figures to be published monthly in the Press.


Has the right hon. Gentleman made an estimate of the number of foreign tourists who might have visited these shores had the Government entirely abolished D.O.R.A.?