HC Deb 02 November 1998 vol 318 c314W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will estimate the number of overseas visitors to Britain who arrived through North-West airports in 1998 to date. [57177]

Janet Anderson

The International Passenger Survey estimates that 626,000 overseas visitors to Britain arrived through Manchester airport in the first eight months of 1998. The total number of overseas visitors to the United Kingdom in the year to date is 17,290,000, of which 3.6 per cent. were arrivals through Manchester airport. It is estimated that the vast majority of visitors from abroad arriving in the UK through North-West airports do so through Manchester airport.

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