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Entry Clearance: Employment

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department further to the answer of 14 January 2008, Official Report, column 1048W, on entry clearances: employment, if she will give a breakdown by nationality of those receiving leave to (a) enter and (b) remain under the International Graduate Scheme. (181145)

The information is provided in the following tables:

(a) Leave to enter in Table A

The difference in total from that previously indicated is that the figures provided are up to 31 December 2007.

(b) Leave to remain in Table B

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.

Table A: Leave to enter

Nationality

Number of people

Albania

1

Australia

1

Bahrain

1

Bangladesh

5

Brazil

5

British national overseas

25

Brunei

1

Burma (Myanmar)

1

Canada

15

Chile

1

China

80

Egypt

5

Ethiopia

1

Ghana

1

Hong Kong

20

India

150

Indonesia

1

Iran

5

Israel

5

Jamaica

1

Japan

50

Jordan

5

Kazakhstan

1

Kenya

5

Lebanon

1

Malawi

1

Malaysia

110

Mauritius

10

Mexico

5

Moldova

1

Nepal

1

Niger

1

Nigeria

5

Oman

1

Pakistan

10

Palestinian authority

1

Peru

1

Philippines

1

Russia

5

Seychelles

1

Sierra Leone

1

Singapore

10

South Africa

1

South Korea

10

Sri Lanka

5

St. Lucia

1

Sudan

5

Taiwan

35

Tanzania

1

Thailand

15

Trinidad and Tobago

1

Turkey

5

Uganda

1

United States

35

Uzbekistan

1

Vietnam

5

Yugoslavia

1

Zambia

1

Zimbabwe

1

Total

690

1 Indicates one or two

Table B: Leave to remain

Nationality

Number of people

Afghanistan

1

Albania

10

Algeria

10

Angola

5

Antigua and Barbuda

1

Argentina

5

Armenia

5

Australia

30

Azerbaijan

5

Bahamas

1

Bahrain

1

Bangladesh

215

Barbados

10

Belarus

10

Belize

1

Benin

5

Bosnia and Herzegovina

5

Botswana

10

Brazil

40

British National (Overseas)

85

British Overseas Citizen

5

Brunei Darussalam

1

Burkina Faso

1

Burundi

1

Cameroon

35

Canada

65

Cape Verde

1

Chile

5

China (Peoples Republic of China)

1,405

Colombia

40

Congo

1

Costa Rica

1

Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

5

Croatia

5

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

1

Dominican Republic

5

Ecuador

5

Egypt

15

Ethiopia

5

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

1

Gambia

25

Georgia

10

Ghana

195

Grenada

1

Guatemala

1

Guinea

1

Guyana

1

Honduras

1

Hong Kong SAR of China (holder of certificate of identity or document of identity)

1

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

40

India

1,395

Indonesia

35

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

75

Iraq

5

Israel

20

Jamaica

45

Japan

130

Jordan

25

Kampuchea

1

Kazakhstan

20

Kenya

150

Kuwait

5

Kyrgyzstan

5

Latvia

1

Lebanon

20

Libya

20

Macao Special Administrative Region of China

5

Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of)

5

Madagascar

1

Malawi

25

Malaysia

415

Maldives

5

Mauritius

140

Mexico

30

Moldova, Republic of

5

Mongolia

10

Morocco

5

Mozambique

5

Myanmar

30

Namibia

5

Nepal

45

New Zealand

10

Nigeria

835

Pakistan

790

Palestinian Authority

1

Panama

1

Paraguay

1

Peru

15

Philippines

15

Refugee—Other

1

Republic of Montenegro

1

Republic of Serbia

5

Romania

1

Russian Federation

115

Rwanda

1

Saudi Arabia

1

Senegal

5

Seychelles

5

Sierra Leone

15

Singapore

25

South Africa

35

South Korea (Rep of Korea)

135

Sri Lanka

330

St Kitts and Nevis

1

St Vincent and the Grenadines

10

St. Lucia

10

Sudan

10

Swaziland

5

Syria Arab Republic

15

Taiwan (Republic of China)

65

Tajikistan

1

Thailand

55

Togo

1

Trinidad and Tobago

25

Tunisia

1

Turkey

95

Turkmenistan

1

Uganda

55

Ukraine

35

United Arab Emirates

1

United Rep of Tanzania

45

United States of America

225

Uzbekistan

15

Venezuela

15

Vietnam

30

Yemen

5

Zambia

25

Zimbabwe

110

Total

8,200

1 Indicates one or two

Notes:

1. The data in this publication are based on management information, are provisional and may be subject to change. The data are not National Statistics.

2. Figures rounded to nearest five. Because of rounding, figures may not add up to totals shown.