HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 cc804-5W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people were employed in tourism-related jobs in Burnley on the latest date for which figures are available. [167911]

Ruth Kelly

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Peter Pike, dated 26 April 2004:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about tourism-related jobs in Burnley.

The latest available lata, from the 2002 Annual Business Inquiry, shows that the total number of jobs in tourism related industries in Burnley was 2,700. This total is obtained by combining figures for those working in he following industries, as identified by Standard Industrial Classification 2003:

  • hotels
  • restaurants
  • bars
  • activities of travel agencies
  • library, archives, museums etc.
  • sporting activities
  • other recreational activities.