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Parliament: Visits

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many participants in tours of Parliament booked through the central tours office which took place in the last 12 months came from each part of the UK. (267659)

Information is not available in exactly the form requested. The table gives a regional breakdown of the number of tours booked by Members through the Central Tours Office for the year April 2008 to March 2009 inclusive.

Regional breakdown of tours booked by Members, 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009

Region

Number of sponsoring Members

Number of tours booked

Percentage

East Midlands

44

802

6

East of England

57

1,341

11

London

78

2,459

20

North East

29

328

3

North West

74

1,170

9

South East

83

2,058

17

South West

51

1,025

8

West Midlands

58

964

8

Yorkshire and The Humber

54

746

6

Northern Ireland

15

232

2

Scotland

57

739

6

Wales

40

456

4

Incomplete data

2

26

0

Total

12,346

100