HC Deb 16 June 1999 vol 333 c180W
Mr. Spring

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many British individuals took holidays abroad in the first three months of(a) 1998 and (b) 1999; and what their estimated expenditure was in these two periods. [86696]

Janet Anderson

The estimates currently available from the International Passenger Survey, conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), are shown in the table. A breakdown of 1999 visits by main purpose of visit, to reveal holiday visits, is not yet due to be published by ONS.

January-March 1998 January-March 1999
Total number of visits abroad by UK residents 9.1 million 10.3 million
Total expenditure of which: £3.7 billion £4.2 billion
Holiday visits abroad by UK residents 5.1 million n/a
Holiday expenditure £2.1 billion n/a


International Passenger Survey, Office for National Statistics

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