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House of Lords written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Lord Fearn Lord Fearn Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many tourists visited the United Kingdom in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, and (c) 2008.

Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords) , Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (and Deputy Chief Whip)

The numbers of tourists who visited the United Kingdom, as recorded by the International Passenger Survey, for the years 2006, 2007 and the provisional numbers for 2008 are set out in the table below.

Year Inbound Visit numbers
2006 32.713 million
2007 32.778 million
2008 31.928 million

Source International Passenger Survey.

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