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Filipinos

Volume 885: debated on Friday 7 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total number of Filipinos issued with work permits in the years 1968–74, indicated by sex and occupation.

standard regions for statistical purposes at January each year. The figures for January 1975 relate to revised standard regions which coincide with the economic planning regions. For earlier dates the figures are for the old standard regions which were broadly similar to the old economic planning regions. The unemployment statistics for January 1975 have been obtained using a simplified counting procedure, and the percentage rates for January 1975, which are quoted in the table, should be regarded only as approximate indicators.

Except for the year 1973 a detailed analysis of work permits issued is not available. The total number of permits issued to Filipinos for the years 1968–74 were as follows:

1968252
1969367
1970591
19711,205
19722,677
19732,691
1974991
(including 246 men)
In 1973 permits were issued to Filipinos as follows:

Domestic and hospital work1,524
Hotels and catering799
Nursing294
Entertainments44
Others30
Total2,691
A similar analysis for 1974 will be available shortly.