§ Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the President of the Board of Trade what estimate he has made of the total expenditure to date by United Kingdom tourists in Spain since the introduction of the £50 tourist allowance; what proportion this represents of total United Kingdom tourist expenditure overseas during the period; and what were the corresponding figures for the corresponding period preceding the introduction of the allowance.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
Estimates are readily available only for the calendar years shown below. The large increases in the figures for Spain for 1968 are partly a consequence of exchange advantages there following devaluation.
OVERSEAS TOURIST EXPENDITURE BY UNITED KINGDOM RESIDENTS* (a) In Spain† (b)Total (a) as a percentage of (b) £ million 1965 40.5 250 16.2 1966 41.7 253 16.5 1967 39.5 225 17.5 1968 46.4 221 21.0 * Excluding expenditure on business visits abroad, and international sea and air fares. † Including the Canary Islands.