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National Insurance: Foreigners

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many foreign nationals in the Shepway district were issued with national insurance numbers in (a) the last year for which figures are available and (b) each of the preceding four years. (156611)

Information is not available on how many national insurance numbers were issued. The available information on the numbers of registrations for national insurance numbers is in the following table.

Number of national insurance numbers registered to foreign nationals in Shepway local authority area

Year of registration

Number of registrations

2004-05

410

2005-06

670

2006-07

900

Notes:

1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

3. Local authority is assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant postcode directory.

4. Local authority counts are based on the most recently recorded addresses of the NINO recipient.

5. Information is not available prior to 2004-05.

Source:

100 per cent. sample at 25 June 2005, 17 June 2006 and 14 May 2007 from the National Insurance Recording System