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Passenger Arrivals In Britain 1990–97

Volume 592: debated on Tuesday 28 July 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Answer by the Lord Williams of Mostyn on 6 July (H.L. Deb., cols. 951–3) on numbers of arrivals in Britain from elsewhere within the European Union and from the rest of the world, what are the comparable figures for arrivals in Britain from Western European states and from the rest of the world for 1995, 1990, 1980, 1970 and 1960. [HL2859]

The figure of 80 million given in col. 952 is a rounded figure relating to total passenger arrivals in 1997 from outside the Common Travel Area. It includes the 11 million non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals admitted. The available data for the years requested, and 1997, are given in the table.

Passenger arrivals1 in the United Kingdom, by nationality (millions of journeys)
YearBritish CitizensOther EEA nationals2OthersTotal
—not available.
1 Excluding arrivals from the Irish Republic and elsewhere in the Common Travel Area.
2 Nationals of other countries of the European Economic Area. The historical data relate to the EEA as constituted now.
3 Including passengers of all nationalities in direct transit who did not pass through immigration control.
4 Excluding Commonwealth citizens (who were not subject to immigration control until 1 July 1962).