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Passport row: Tourism minister suggests holidaying at home

Tourism minister Helen Grant has suggested people caught up in the passport delay fiasco should consider holidaying at home. She said there was a "lot to be said for the 'staycation'".

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Cameron: 'Up to individuals where they holiday'

David Cameron has waded into the 'staycation' discussion saying it is "up to individuals" where they chose to holiday.

His comments came after Tourism Minister Helen Grant suggested Britons 'stay at home' this year, amid a passport backlog disaster.

David Cameron says it's up to individual families where they take their holidays. Credit: Reuters

"It is always a matter for individuals and individual families where they may choose to take a holiday," said the Prime Minister's official spokesman.

"The Prime Minister himself and his family, of course, have often holidayed in the UK. But the decisions individual families take are up to them."

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