§ Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what information is available to his Department of (a) the total number of hotel bedrooms in the Greater London area and (b) the percentage occupancy of these over the last 12 months for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Sproat
Precise information on the number of hotel bedrooms in the Greater London area is not available. The English Tourist Board estimates there are over 69,000 hotel bedrooms in Greater London and the board's latest hotel occupancy survey suggests that the average occupancy levels of London hotel bedrooms in each month of 1981 was of the following order:
Percentage January 46 February 51 March 55 April 58 May 58 June 59 July 58 August 61 September 69 October 67 November 61 December 51