§ Mr. Denis Murphy
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people were employed in the tourism industry in Northumberland in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Caborn
The information requested is not available. Employment statistics for the tourism industry are available only for the whole of Great Britain and for England. The most recent data are for June 2002. These are shown in the following table with the figures for the previous four years.
Employment in the tourism related industries1 in Great Britain and England As at June Number of jobs2 in Great Britain Number of jobs in England 1998 1,990,000 1,560,000 1999 2,070,000 1,780,000 2000 2,140,000 1,830,000 2001 2,160,000 1,820,000 2002 2,180,000 1,830,000 1 The tourism-related industries are short-stay accommodation, restaurants and cafes, bars and nightclubs, travel agencies and tour operators, libraries, museums and other cultural activities, sport and other recreation activities. 2 Includes both employees and the self-employed.
DCMS analysis of National Statistics Sources.