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Overseas Spending

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what estimate he has as to the amount spent overseas by United Kingdom residents during 1989; and what was the figure for the previous 12 months.

It is estimated that United Kingdom residents spent £8,370 million overseas during the first 10 months of 1989, the latest period for which estimates are available. During 1988 as a whole, United Kingdom residents spent an estimated £8,228 million overseas.