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Foreign Workers: Care Homes

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits were issued to senior care workers in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (149343)

The following table shows the number of work permit applications which were approved for overseas nationals for senior care workers from non-EU states in period 2005 -2006. Data prior to 2005 are not available.

Approvals

2005

1,870

2006

5,690

Note: Figures are rounded to the nearest 5.

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.