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National Insurance Numbers

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many applications for National Insurance numbers made in Northern Ireland have been refused in each of the last five years; (76405)

(2) how many applications for National Insurance numbers made in Northern Ireland have been refused as the result of an immigration check in each of the last five years.

The information is outlined in the following table.

National Insurance number applications refused

Financial year

Number

2001-02

Not available

2002-03

562

2003-04

731

2004-05

1,015

2005-06

2,158

Information on applications refused as a result of an immigration check is not available.