Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 11th November 2008.

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Photo of David Taylor David Taylor Labour, North West Leicestershire 6:45 pm, 11th November 2008

I am pleased that the hon. Gentleman has raised that issue. In fact, in the last year for which data are available, foreign visitors who flew to the UK spent £11 billion and UK citizens spent £26 billion abroad on holiday. The key point is that the gap is steadily growing. Any suggestion that Heathrow expansion would be good for British tourism at home is absolutely barmy.

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