HC Deb 21 July 1969 vol 787 cc283-4W
Mr. Blaker

asked the President of the Board of Trade what estimate he has made of the total expenditure since the introduction of the £50 travel allowance by United Kingdom tourists visiting countries to which that allowance does not apply; what proportion this represents of the total United Kingdom tourist expenditure overseas during the period; and what were the figures for the corresponding period preceding the introduction of the allowance.

Mr. William Rodgers

The information requested is given, for calendar years, in the following table:

(a) In the overseas Sterling Area (b) Total (a) as a percentage of (b)
£ million
1965 65 250 26.0
1966 65 253 25.7
1967 69 226 30.5
1968 74 221 33.5
* Excluding expenditure on business visits abroad, and international sea and air fares.