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Working Holidaymakers

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been granted working holidaymaker status in each of the last five years; if he will give the breakdown by nationality; how many people granted holidaymaker status in each of the last five years did not leave the United Kingdom at the end of their conditions; and on what basis they sought to remain.

Reliable data on admissions of working holidaymakers are available only from 1 May 1990, and were given in the reply to a question from the hon. Member for Nottingham, North (Mr. Allen) on 14 June at columns 449–50. I will write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible with the available after-entry data on working holidaymakers.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visitors were admitted to the United Kingdom, during the last full year for which such figures are available as working holidaymakers; and from which countries of origin they came.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to a question from the hon. Member for Nottingham, North (Mr. Allen) on 14 June at columns 449–50.