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Workers Registration Scheme: Greater London

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have registered on the Workers Registration Scheme in each London borough in each year since the scheme was introduced. (199301)

The Home Office only records the regional distribution of workers from A8 countries when they first registered to the Workers Registration Scheme. Data by local authority were published in February 2008 in concert with the Accession Monitoring Report (AMR) on the Local Government Analysis and Research (LGAR) website.

The table shows the last published available data by local authority for the number of workers when they first registered to the Worker Registration Scheme (WRS) in each London borough since the scheme was introduced.

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.

Local authority

May 2004 to March 2006

April to December 2006

January to December 2007

Barking and Dagenham

250

85

135

Barnet

3,170

580

1,155

Bexley

285

85

130

Brent

2,160

685

1,070

Bromley

515

155

220

Camden

5,435

1,640

2,335

City of London

1,955

710

915

Croydon

1,225

390

610

Ealing

3,745

1,310

1,970

Enfield

1,175

465

625

Greenwich

750

340

485

Hackney

1,255

330

540

Hammersmith and Fulham

2,555

1,120

1,380

Haringey

1,650

410

580

Harrow

1,410

500

810

Havering

285

220

260

Hillingdon

2,785

875

1,355

Hounslow

1,785

670

1,045

Islington

1,715

505

745

Kensington and Chelsea

2,440

595

820

Kingston upon Thames

705

205

285

Lambeth

1,060

420

525

Lewisham

625

150

195

Merton

1,280

395

535

Newham

1,045

335

330

Redbridge

625

635

750

Richmond upon Thames

1,190

340

500

Southwark

3,110

845

1,220

Sutton

345

115

160

Tower Hamlets

1,515

585

845

Waltham Forest

900

275

505

Wandsworth

1,890

515

630

Westminster

11,745

3,270

4,260

Total

62,575

19,775

27,920

Notes:

1. 98 per cent. of approved nationwide applications currently have an accurate postcode. Applications where postcodes could not be matched to the Office of National Statistics database are excluded from this data-set.

2. Figures based on Employers address and the date the application is approved, rather than the date on the application form as used in the Accession Monitoring Report.

3. Figures are rounded to nearest five.

4. Because of rounding, figures may not add up to total shown.

5. The table presents a gross (cumulative) figure for the number of workers applying to the WRS. The figures are not current: an individual who has registered to work and who leaves employment is not required to de-register, so some of those counted will have left the employment for which they registered and indeed some are likely to have left the UK.