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Immigrants: EC Enlargement

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 23 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of A8 accession country immigrants working in the UK's social care sector. (135913)

Information taken from registration of A8 nationals under the worker registration scheme shows that there were almost 6,200 persons working as care assistants and home carers and 300 as social workers for the calendar year 2006, as published in Annex A of the Accession Monitoring Report on 27 February 2007 at:

http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/aboutus/reports/accession_monitoring_report

The sectors and occupations used in the Worker Registration Scheme do not conform to the ONS standard industrial and occupational classifications.

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.