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Work Permits

Volume 400: debated on Wednesday 26 February 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 10 February 2003, Official Report, column 535W, on permits, if he will break down the figures for 1996 to 2001 by applications granted (a) in country and (b) in the UK; and whether the dates referred to are calendar years. [99115]

[holding answer 25 February 2003]: The number of in-country and out-country work permits issued in the last seven years are given in the table:

YearIn-CountryOut-Country
199612,60925,647
199714,21930,739
199818,09635,866
199921,04839,695
200028,98259,669
200147,75573,072
200264,39671,755
The dates referred to are calendar years.