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Work Permits

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many work permits were issued in 1976 to workers from the Commonwealth, the non-Commonwealth, the EEC and the United States of America, respectively.

Following is the available information for work permits issued for workers overseas—including permissions given for workers already here—in 1976:

OriginNumber
Commonwealth5,563
Non-Commonwealth (excluding United States of America)10,034
United States of America4,873
EEC nationals do not require work permits.
It is estimated that about 2,150 additional permits were issued and permissions given in 1976 but not recorded by nationality—see page 478

Department of Employment Gazette May 1977.