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Work Permits

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits have been awarded to non-EU professional footballers since January 2007. (185003)

The number of approved and successful work permit applications awarded to non-EU professional footballers for the period 1 January 2007 to 1 February 2008 is 85, this figure is rounded to the nearest five.

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.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people from (a) Cyprus, (b) the Czech Republic, (c) Estonia, (d) Hungary, (e) Latvia, (f) Lithuania, (g) Malta, (h) Poland, (i) Slovakia and (j) Slovenia were issued with work permits in each month since 1 May 2004. (185110)

115 work permits were issued to employers for people from these accession states between May 2004 and January 2008. This included a number of extensions and renewals.

The number of work permits issued are broken down by month and nationality are detailed in the following table.

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.

Work permit approvals May 2004 to January 2008

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Estonia

Hungary

Latvia

Lithuania

Malta

Poland

Slovakia

Slovenia

Total

May 2004

1

5

0

1

1

1

1

5

1

0

20

June 2004

0

0

0

0

5

1

1

1

0

0

5

July 2004

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

1

0

5

August 2004

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

September 2004

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

5

October 2004

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

5

November 2004

0

0

0

1

5

0

1

1

0

0

10

December 2004

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0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

January 2005

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

February 2005

0

0

0

0

5

0

0

0

1

0

5

March 2005

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

5

April 2005

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

5

May 2005

0

0

0

0

5

0

0

0

0

0

5

June 2005

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

July 2005

0

0

0

0

5

0

0

0

0

0

5

August 2005

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

5

September 2005

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

October 2005

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

5

November 2005

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

5

January 2006

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

February 2006

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

March 2006

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

April 2006

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

May 2006

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

June 2006

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

5

July 2006

0

1

1

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

5

October 2006

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

1

December 2006

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

February 2007

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

March 2007

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

1

April 2007

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

May 2007

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

August 2007

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

October 2007

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

November 2007

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

December 2007

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

January 2008

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

5

10

5

10

45

5

10

15

10

5

115

1 Indicates 1 or 2.

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to nearest five.

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