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The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated June 2012
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to respond to your Parliamentary Question to the Minister for the Cabinet Office, asking what estimate his department has made of the number of British nationals who had a vacation in each other EU member state in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012.
I am able to report the estimated number of holiday visits to each of the current member states made by UK nationals who are resident in the UK. These estimates are drawn from the International Passenger Survey. For each country the estimate is the number of relevant visits abroad on which the reported country is the main destination. The estimates for 2011 are as follows. I am unable to report estimates for visits in 2012 as this data is not yet available. The data relating to Quarter 1 2012 will be published on
|Holiday visits abroadby UK nationals who are resident in the UK—Presented in terms of main country visited on each visit Calendar year 2011|
May I also draw your attention to my response to Parliamentary Question 82499 of November 2011 in which I provided equivalent estimates for years 2001 to 2010.