§ 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:
OVERSEAS TOURIST EXPENDITURE BY U.K. RESIDENTS* (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.