To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) EU and (b) overseas nationals employed in low-skilled jobs in the (i) catering and (ii) hospitality industries.
3 March 2020
My department has not made a direct estimate of the number of EU or overseas nationals employed in low-skilled jobs in the catering and hospitality industries.
In August 2019, research released by the Office for National Statistics estimated that 501,000 non-British nationals work in tourism in the UK. Of these, just under two thirds were EU nationals, just over a third non-EU nationals.