Migration

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Conservative, Esher and Walton

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office

(1) what information his Department holds on the number of (a) people and (b) British citizens who travelled from the UK to the US in the most recent year for which figures are available;

(2) what information his Department holds on the number of (a) people and (b) US nationals who travelled to the UK from the US in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

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 Secretary of State for the Home Department, asking:

1. what information her department holds on the number of (a) people and (b) British citizens who travelled from the UK to the US in the most recent year for which figures are available.

2. what information her Department holds on the number of (a) people and (b) US nationals who travelled to the UK from the US in the most recent year for which figures are available.

I am able to report estimates derived from the International Passenger Survey. Estimates are published in two forms, firstly the number of overseas travel and tourism visits of less than 12 months in duration which are completed in the reporting year; secondly number of people migrating for 12 months or more (long term migration) during the reporting year. The most recent year for which both sets of estimates are available is 2010.

Table 1: Number of visits made to the US) by (a) UK residents of any nationality and (b) UK residents of British nationality during calendar year 2010
Thousand
  Overseas travel and tourism visits (of less than 12 months) Long term migration (12 months or more)
Travel by UK residents of any nationality 3,240 24
Travel by UK residents who are British nationals 2,927 13
Source: International Passenger Survey 2010
Table 2: Number of visits made to the UK by (a) US residents of any nationality and (b) US residents of US nationality during calendar year 2010
Thousand
  Overseas travel and tourism visits (of less than 12 months) Long term migration (12 months or more)
Travel by US residents of any nationality 2,711 22
Travel by US residents who are US nationals 2,252 15
Source: International Passenger Survey 2010

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