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Work Permits: Fraud

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many investigations the Home Office Work Permits Section carried out into complaints of work permits abuse in the IT, communications and electronics sector in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006; and how many resulted in a penalty or sanction against (i) the employing organisation and (ii) the work permit holder in each year. (145079)

[holding answer 25 June 2007]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 25 June 2007, Official Report, column 327W.

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.