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Tourism: Northumberland

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the value of expenditure made by overseas tourists visiting (a) County Durham and (b) Northumberland in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006 and (iii) 2007; and if he will make a statement. (188833)

The information requested is contained in the table. Figures for County Durham and Northumberland for 2007 are not available.

Spend by overseas residents

£ million

2005

2006

County Durham

43

34

Northumberland

19

14

Source:

International Passenger Survey (ONS)