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Section 2: Overseas residents' visits to the UK 2006 to 2010Travel Trends 2010
2.09Spending in UK: by mode of travel and purpose of visit 2006 to 2010
Spending (£ million)Change 2009-10Growth 2009-10Average Annual Growth 2006-10
20062007200820092010(£ million)(%)(%)

Air

Holiday

4,029

4,371

4,319

4,898

5,113

216

4.4

6.1

of which inclusive tour

394

630

453

500

548

48

9.7

8.6

Business

4,386

4,120

4,181

3,274

3,558

284

8.7

-5.1

Visiting friends or relatives

3,124

3,161

3,413

3,290

3,020

-270

-8.2

-0.8

Miscellaneous

2,355

2,079

2.150

2,301

2,235

-66

-2.9

-1.3

All visits

13,932

13,766

14,094

13,796

13,957

160

1.2

0.0

Sea

Holiday

572

623

681

859

830

-30

-3.5

9.7

of which inclusive tour

189

256

261

356

312

-45

-12.5

13.3

Business

169

183

180

215

229

14

6.7

7.9

Visiting friends or relatives

266

290

262

304

315

10

3.4

4.3

Miscellaneous

156

179

119

280

245

-35

-12.6

11.9

All visits

1,164

1,276

1,242

1,662

1,620

-42

-2.5

8.6

Tunnel

Holiday

367

355

481

619

695

76

12.3

17.3

of which inclusive tour

83

96

104

120

139

19

15.9

13.8

Business

198

243

215

197

249

52

26.5

5.9

Visiting friends or relatives

172

139

142

186

219

33

17.7

6.3

Miscellaneous

167

181

148

131

157

26

19.6

-1.6

All visits

906

918

987

1,134

1,322

'

188

16.6

Total

Holiday

4,968

5,348

5,480

6,376

6,638

262

4.1

7.5

of which inclusive tour

666

982

819

976

998

23

2.3

10.7

Business

4,753

4,546

4,575

3,686

4,037

350

9.5

-4.0

Visiting friends or relatives

3,562

3,590

3,816

3,781

3,554

-227

-6.0

-0.1

Miscellaneous

2,678

2,439

2,417

2,713

2,637

-76

-2.8

-0.4

All visits

16,002

15,960

16,323

16,592

16,899

307

1.8

1.4

Unemployment

Question

Asked by Lord Roberts of Conwy

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, Director General for ONS, to Lord Roberts of Conwy, dated November 2011.

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many young people in education but looking for part-time work are included in the latest unemployment estimates. [HL13574]

The most recent estimate for the number of unemployed people aged from 16 to 24 for the period July-September 2011 is 1.016 million. This figure includes 286,000 people in full-time education looking for part-time work. This accounts for 28.1 per cent of all unemployed people aged from 16 to 24 and 10.9 per cent of all unemployed people aged 16 and over. The number of unemployed people aged 16 and over was 2.622 million. These estimates are seasonally adjusted and sourced from the Labour Force Survey, a survey of households. As with any sample survey, estimates from the Labour Force Survey are subject to a margin of uncertainty.

Waste Management

Question

Asked by Lord Greaves



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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Baroness Hanham): I refer the noble Lord to the Answer I gave him on 21 November 2011 (Official Report, col. WA 217-218).

In addition, bids will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and funding allocated to those local authorities who best meet the scheme's criteria. Funding may be awarded to cover the full amount or as a contribution towards some of the cost.

Winter Fuel Payments

Question

Asked by Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord Freud):

Numbers of people receiving Winter Fuel Payments in EEA by country
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Gibraltar

100

135

170

180

190

Rep of Ireland

4,270

5,095

5,970

6,485

6,810

Austria

115

130

175

215

230

Belgium

125

145

180

185

195

Denmark

50

70

85

100

105

Finland

40

45

55

60

70

France

11,460

13,560

16,075

17,445

17,815

Germany

645

795

985

1,125

1,165

Greece

655

865

1,110

1,260

1,345

Italy

725

920

1,115

1,290

1,360

Luxembourg

15

15

20

25

30

Netherlands

170

205

225

260

260

Norway

30

50

60

70

70

Portugal

905

1,165

1,510

1,760

1,935

Spain

24,615

27,270

31,145

33,025

33,495

Sweden

90

120

170

205

220

Switzerland

110

165

245

305

350

Iceland

5

0

5

5

5

Liechtenstein

0

0

0

0

0

Malta

570

695

870

945

1,040

Republic of Estonia

5

10

5

5

5

Republic of Latvia

10

15

25

30

35

Republic of Lithuania

5

5

10

20

15

Hungary

85

115

155

170

170

Poland

115

150

190

245

265

Cyprus

2,990

3,765

4,675

5,135

5,300

Republic of Slovenia

5

10

20

25

20

The Czech Republic

10

20

30

40

40

The Slovak Republic

0

5

5

10

10

Bulgaria

145

275

Romania

10

15

Total

47,920

55,540

65,285

70,780

72,840



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Cost of Winter Fuel Payments in EEA by country
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Gibraltar

£16,000

£22,000

£35,000

£39,000

£41,000

Rep of Ireland

£699,000

£824,000

£1,236,000

£1,393,000

£1,458,000

Austria

£19,000

£21,000

£36,000

£46,000

£49,000

Belgium

£20,000

£23,000

£37,000

£40,000

£42,000

Denmark

£8,000

£11,000

£18,000

£21,000

£22,000

Finland

£7,000

£7,000

£11,000

£13,000

£15,000

France

£1,875,000

£2,193,000

£3,329,000

£3,748,000

£3,814,000

Germany

£106,000

£129,000

£204,000

£242,000

£249,000

Greece

£107,000

£140,000

£230,000

£271,000

£288,000

Italy

£119,000

£149,000

£231,000

£277,000

£291,000

Luxembourg

£2,000

£2,000

£4,000

£5,000

£6,000

Netherlands

£28,000

£33,000

£47,000

£56,000

£56,000

Norway

£5,000

£8,000

£12,000

£15,000

£15,000

Portugal

£148,000

£188,000

£313,000

£378,000

£414,000

Spain

£4,028,000

£4,411,000

£6,450,000

£7,096,000

£7,171,000

Sweden

£15,000

£19,000

£35,000

£44,000

£47,000

Switzerland

£18,000

£27,000

£51,000

£66,000

£75,000

Iceland

£1,000

£0

£1,000

£1,000

£1,000

Liechtenstein

£0

£0

£0

£0

£0

Malta

£93,000

£112,000

£180,000

£203,000

£223,000

Republic of Estonia

£1,000

£2,000

£1,000

£1,000

£1,000

Republic of Latvia

£2,000

£2,000

£5,000

£6,000

£7,000

Republic of Lithuania

£1,000

£1,000

£2,000

£4,000

£3,000

Hungary

£14,000

£19,000

£32,000

£37,000

£36,000

Poland

£19,000

£24,000

£39,000

£53,000

£57,000

Cyprus

£489,000

£609,000

£968,000

£1,103,000

£1,135,000

Republic of Slovenia

£1,000

£2,000

£4,000

£5,000

£4,000

The Czech Republic

£2,000

£3,000

£6,000

£9,000

£9,000

The Slovak Republic

£0

£1,000

£1,000

£2,000

£2,000

Bulgaria

£31,000

£59,000

Romania

£2,000

£3,000

Total

£7,843,000

£8,982,000

£13,518,000

£15,207,000

£15,595,000

World Bank: World Development Report

Question

Asked by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne

Baroness Northover: The 2011 World Development Report drew on UK expertise and leadership in approaches to development in fragile states and was therefore consistent with much of the Government's

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approach. The report calls for a shift in how the international community engages in fragile and conflict-affected states. It places stronger emphasis on building legitimate institutions that deliver citizen security, justice and jobs to break cycles of conflict. The Government have taken action now to include in all of the UK's development assistance programmes in the main fragile states programmes which promote security and justice. This includes new programmes in Pakistan, Ethiopia and Kenya. The Government have also revised their cross-government strategic conflict assessment that helps to identify development, defence and diplomacy

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priorities in-country. In several countries such as Afghanistan, Nigeria and Yemen, the UK will pursue programmes directly focused on providing people with a livelihood. The Government are conducting research and gathering evidence in fragile and conflict affected states to ensure that our programming is generating maximum value for money in these environments.

The UK continues to work closely to support the World Bank to take forward its commitments to implement the report's findings, including through the World Bank's new Nairobi-based Centre on Conflict, Security and Development.


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