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Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tourism related jobs there are in (a) Morecambe and Lunesdale, (b) Lancashire and (c) the UK. (112640)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 1 February 2007:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about tourism-related jobs. (112640)

In 2005 there were 3,900 tourism-related jobs in Morecambe and Lunesdale, 49,800 in Lancashire and 3,042,900 in Great Britain.

These estimates are the latest available from the Annual Business Inquiry and, as with any sample survey, they are subject to a margin of uncertainty. They have been obtained by combining figures for employee jobs in the following industries, as identified by Standard Industrial Classification 2003:

Hotels and other tourist accommodation

Restaurants, bars and canteens


Travel agencies/tour operators

Recreation services.