HC Deb 05 May 2004 vol 420 c1510W
Mr. Ben Chapman

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were employed in tourism-related jobs in Wirral, South on the latest date for which figures are available. [170304]

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. Ben Chapman, dated 5 May 2004:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about tourism-related jobs in Wirral South. (170304)

The latest available data, from the 2002 Annual Business Inquiry, shows that the total number of jobs in tourism related industries in Wirral South was 2,100. This total is obtained by combining figures for those working in the 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.

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