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Work Permits: Health Professions

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permit applications for foreign (a) nurses and (b) doctors from each country in North Africa and the Middle East for which figures are available were approved in each year in the period between 1 January 2000 and 31st May 2007. (148076)

[holding answer 9 July 2007]: The following tables show the number of work permit applications by nurses and doctors which were approved for overseas nationals by country, in the period 1 January 2000 to 31 May 2007 from (a) North Africa and (b) the Middle East.

2000200120022003

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Doctor

Nurse

Total

North Africa

Algeria

0

1

1

1

1

5

0

5

5

0

1

1

Egypt

20

1

20

100

5

105

115

5

120

115

0

115

Ethiopia

0

1

1

0

1

1

0

5

5

0

5

5

Libya

20

1

20

35

5

40

55

1

55

60

0

60

Mauritania

0

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

Morocco

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Niger

0

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

Somalia

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

5

5

0

5

5

Sudan

15

5

20

20

5

25

35

5

35

45

5

50

Tunisia

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

50

10

65

160

20

180

205

25

230

225

20

240

Middle East

Afghanistan

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

Bahrain

1

1

1

1

0

1

5

1

5

1

0

1

Brunei

1

0

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

1

Iran

0

5

5

5

10

15

10

5

15

20

15

35

Iraq

5

0

5

5

0

5

10

0

10

25

0

25

Israel

0

1

1

1

5

5

1

5

10

5

5

10

Jordan

0

80

80

5

55

55

10

65

75

20

50

70

Kuwait

0

0

0

1

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

Lebanon

5

0

5

5

1

5

1

0

1

5

5

5

Oman

0

0

0

1

0

1

1

0

1

0

1

1

Palestine

0

5

5

5

5

5

5

1

5

5

10

15

Palestinian Aut

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Qatar

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

Saudi Arabia

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Syrian Arab Rep

5

5

5

25

5

30

30

5

35

55

0

55

Turkey

0

10

10

1

10

10

1

10

15

5

10

10

United Arab Emi

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

1

Yemen Republic

0

0

0

5

1

5

0

0

0

0

1

1

Total

10

100

110

55

90

145

75

105

160

135

95

235

Total

65

110

175

215

110

325

280

125

405

360

115

475

200420052006January-May 2007

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Total

North Africa

Algeria

0

1

1

0

1

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

10

Egypt

120

5

125

85

1

85

85

0

85

15

0

15

675

Ethiopia

1

5

5

0

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

1

25

Libya

45

1

50

50

1

55

30

0

30

5

0

5

310

Mauritania

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Morocco

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

Niger

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

5

Somalia

0

5

5

1

5

5

1

5

5

0

0

0

30

Sudan

45

5

50

35

1

35

30

0

30

10

0

10

250

Tunisia

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Total

215

20

235

170

15

190

150

10

160

30

0

30

1,315

Middle East

Afghanistan

5

0

5

1

0

1

5

1

5

1

0

1

15

Bahrain

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

10

Brunei

1

1

1

5

0

5

5

1

10

1

0

1

20

Iran

40

20

60

40

15

55

55

5

60

5

5

10

255

Iraq

15

0

15

25

1

25

30

0

30

0

0

5

120

Israel

5

1

5

5

10

10

1

5

5

1

1

5

55

Jordan

30

30

55

30

25

50

30

5

35

5

1

5

430

Kuwait

1

0

1

1

5

5

1

0

1

0

0

0

10

Lebanon

5

5

10

10

1

10

10

5

15

1

1

1

55

Oman

0

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

1

1

10

Palestine

15

10

25

10

5

10

10

1

15

1

0

1

80

Palestinian Aut

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Qatar

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

Saudi Arabia

1

1

1

1

0

1

1

0

1

1

1

1

0

Syrian Arab Rep

55

0

55

55

0

55

40

0

40

10

0

10

286

Turkey

5

10

15

5

5

10

5

5

10

1

0

1

75

United Arab Emi

0

1

1

1

0

1

1

0

1

1

0

1

10

Yemen Republic

1

1

1

1

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

10

Total

185

75

260

185

60

250

2,001

25

225

35

5

40

1,445

Total

400

95

495

355

75

430

350

35

385

80

5

70

2,760

1 Indicates 1 or 2

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to nearest 5

2. Because of rounding, figures may not add up to totals shown

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.