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Migrant Workers: EC Enlargement

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate she has made of the number of self-employed workers from (a) Romania and (b) Bulgaria who arrived in Britain in 2007; (191194)

(2) how many seasonal agricultural workers' cards were issued to workers from (a) Romania and (b) Bulgaria in 2007;

(3) how many workers from (a) Romania and (b) Bulgaria were issued with a registration certificate in 2007.

The Government publish quarterly figures on applications under the Accession (Immigration and Worker Authorisation) Regulations 2006 from Bulgarian and Romanian nationals. The publications provide a breakdown of the various schemes operating under the regulations.

The most recent publications, relating to the last quarter of 2007, were published on 26 February 2008. Each of the quarterly reports from 2007 are available on the Border and Immigration website:

http://www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/aboutus/reports/

Copies are available in the House Library.