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Work Permits

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many work permits have been granted, and for what professions, in each of the last three years.

The 1979 statistics of work permit issues are not yet available.Analyses of the total number of work permits issued for 1978 and 1977, including a breakdown by occupational groups, were published in the

Department of Employment Gazette, which is available in the Library. The figures were published as follows:

1978 figures—June 1979 (Volume 87, No. 6).

1977 figures—April 1978 (Volume 86, No. 4).

The 1976 work permit figures published in May 1977 (Volume 85, No. 5) did not include an occupational analysis, but I am sending the hon. Member this information.

Statistics of work permit issues for individual occupations or professions could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Codot Major Groups

I

II

III

IV

V

Managerial occupations (general management)

Professional and related occupations supporting management and administration

Professional and related occupations in education, welfare and health

Literary, artistic and sports occupations

Professional and related occupations in science, engineering, technology and similar fields

Minor Groups

00

03

04

05

Others

09

11

Others

17

Others

21

22

25

Others

Foreign348485297278104316553615,25115629359914747
Commonwealth531527683241142,47841524651921577820
Total4016373733611284303,0311025,77522148575622567

Codot Major Groups

VI

VII

X

VIII, IX and XI-XVIII

Managerial occupations (excluding general management)

Clerical and related occupations

Catering, cleaning, hairdressing and other personal service occupations

All other occupations

Grand Total

Minor Groups

27

28

31

32

Others

43

44

Others

Foreign1852581898782,0792,7193641114,907
Commonwealth246283382565336223745,563
Total209320272125102,6443,0555878520,470
An estimated 2,150 issues were unanalysed as a result of industrial action.