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Borders

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passenger movements there were across UK borders in each of the last five years. (203609)

I have been asked to reply.

The International Passenger Survey results in the following table show the total number of visits made to and from the UK. These are based on departures of overseas residents and arrivals of UK residents by air, sea and channel tunnel.

Thousand

Visits to the UK by overseas residents

Visits abroad by UK residents

Total visits

2003

24,715

61,424

86,139

2004

27,755

64,194

91,949

2005

29,970

66,441

96,411

2006

32,713

69,536

102,249

20071

33,745

71,113

104,858

1 Provisional.

Source:

International Passenger Survey, Office for National Statistics.