HC Deb 23 June 1955 vol 542 cc1495-6
46. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign tourists came to this country last year, detailing the separate countries concerned.

Sir H. Lucas-Tooth

The total number of foreign visitors—excluding business visitors—who arrived in this country last year for visits of less than six months was more than 550,000. As the full particulars involve a table of figures, I will, with permission, circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the table:

Alien visitors admitted to the United Kingdom in 1954 on holiday, as tourists, etc., for visits of six months or less.
U.S.S.R 403
Finland and Baltic States 2,675
Sweden 23,071
Norway 10,452
Denmark 13,366
Poland 200
Germany 70,250
Netherlands 38,777
Belgium and Luxembourg 33,254
France 100,265
Switzerland 18,437
Portugal 1,930
Spain 5,519
Italy 18,545
Austria 6,785
Hungary 114
Czechoslovakia 150
Yugoslavia 1,477
Greece 3,233
Roumania 23
Turkey 1,635
Other European Countries 1,152

Israel 4,049
Egypt 2,277
Iraq 1,036
Persia 851
Burma 240
Indonesia 409
China 202
Japan 610
U.S.A 171,204
Central America and Mexico 2,342
Chile and Peru 1.226
Brazil 2,117
Argentina 4,064
Other South American Countries 2,861
Other Non-European Countries 3,000
TOTAL 552,649
*Persons possessing no nationality, and those whose nationality (if any) could not be determined, are shown together under the description "Doubtful."