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Leave to Remain

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2007, Official Report, column 538W, on leave to remain, what the other countries are from which nationals have been granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the ILR exercise of 30 September 2006. (115774)

The following table based on management information shows the number of persons granted indefinite leave to remain under the terms of the family indefinite leave to remain exercise, by nationality, where five or more, as at 30 September 2006. This is the latest data for which information has been published.

Further information on the Family ILR exercise is published in quarterly web pages and in the annual statistical bulletin, Asylum Statistics United Kingdom. Copies of these publications and others relating to general immigration to the UK are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html

Grants of ILR issued under the IND Family ILR exercise as at 30 September 20061,2, by nationality

Nationality

Total

1 Provisional figures rounded to the nearest 5.

2 Main asylum applicant only.

Serbia and Montenegro

3,905

Sri Lanka

1,945

Turkey

1,735

Pakistan

1,220

Nigeria

1,125

Democratic Republic of Congo

935

Colombia

715

Afghanistan

700

Kenya

685

Ecuador

665

Ghana

595

Somalia

590

Poland

580

China

545

Iran

465

Sierra Leone

405

India

380

Lithuania

380

Uganda

365

Croatia

350

Albania

345

Angola

340

Iraq

290

Algeria

265

Czech Republic

255

Ukraine

245

Bangladesh

230

Rwanda

225

Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire)

210

Tanzania

205

Romania

186

Congo

170

Eritrea

166

Burundi

160

Turkish Republic of northern Cyprus (TRNC)

155

Zimbabwe

155

Palestine

155

Russia

145

Cameroon

135

Jamaica

135

Ethiopia

125

Latvia

110

Gambia

105

Lebanon

100

Sudan

100

Estonia

95

Slovakia

85

.Iberia

70

Yemen

65

Bulgaria

65

Nepal

45

Vietnam

45

Armenia

45

Libya (Arab Republic)

40

Israel

40

South Africa

40

Togo

40

Cyprus (excluding Turkish Republic of northern Cyprus)

40

Georgia

40

Syria

35

Bosnia-Herzegovina

35

Azerbaijan

30

Belarus

30

Moldova

30

Mongolia

30

Bolivia

25

Brazil

25

Egypt

20

Zambia

20

Peru

20

Mauritius

15

Philippines

15

Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of)

15

Morocco

15

Guinea

10

Guinea-Bissau

10

Tunisia

10

Venezuela

10

Jordan

10

Kuwait

10

Malawi

10

Kazakhstan

10

Chad

10

Chile

10

Guyana

10

Indonesia

10

Myanmar (Burma)

10

Seychelles

10

Niger

5

Burkina Faso

5

Kyrgyzstan

5

Malaysia

5

Trinidad And Tobago

5

Uzbekistan

5

Cuba

5

Mall

5

Saudi Arabia

5

Benin

5

Gabon

5

Korea (South)

5

St. Lucia

5

Thailand

5

Other Nationalities

20

Total

24,340