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Indian Workers

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many workers from India received permits to work in the UK in each sector of the work force in the last 12 months. (96194)

The number of work permits issued to workers of Indian nationality to work in the UK by industry sector for the period October 2005 to September 2006 is in the following table:

Sector

Number of work permits

Administrative, Business and Management Services

2,785

Agriculture Activities

44

Computer Services

16,946

Construction and Land Services

558

Education and Cultural Activities

383

Entertainments and Leisure Services

2,030

Extraction Industries

103

Financial Services

1,718

Food Processing

26

Government

18

Health and Medical Services

2,245

Hospitality and Catering

2,009

Law Related Services

43

Manufacturing

406

Real Estate and Property Services

26

Retail and Related Services

218

Security and Protection Services

14

Sporting Activities

235

Telecommunications

802

Transport

130

Utilities: Gas, Electricity and Water Services

45

Total

30,784

The number of work permits issued will not equal the number of workers of Indian nationality receiving work permits, who may have received more than one work permit during the period. The figures quoted are not provided under National Statistics protocols and have been derived from local management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change.