§ Lord Fearn
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many American visitors arrived in the United Kingdom during the six months ending 31 December 2002; and how many arrived during the six months ending 31 December 2001. [HL1098]
§ The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Baroness Blackstone)
The number of visits to the United Kingdom by residents of North America during the six months ending 31 December 2001 and the six months ending 31 December 2002 is shown in the following table.
Visits to the UK by residents of North America (Canada and USA1) 2001 20022 July 546,000 600,000 August 483,000 520,000 September 309,000 340,000 October 257,000 320,000 November 231,000 270,000 December 214,000 n/a3
SourceInternational Passenger Survey, Office for National Statistics.
1USA-only figures will be released for third quarter of 2002 on 5 February 2003, for fourth quarter of 2002 on 8 April 2003.
2Figures are provisional.
3The number of visits in December will be released on
5 February 2003.