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Trade: Economic Situation

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what effect he anticipates the economic downturn will have on the number of business travellers from the UK to Nordic countries. (245412)

The Government does not capture statistics on business visitors to Nordic countries so would not be able to anticipate the specific effect of the economic downturn on this group. Some companies will be tempted to spend more time in the market, trying to boost exports, whilst others will respond to the downturn by cutting back on travel to overseas markets.