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Workers Registration Scheme: Southwark

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people registered on the Workers Registration Scheme in the London Borough of Southwark since the scheme was introduced. (199302)

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 was 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 for London borough of Southwark for the number of workers when they first registered to the Workers Registration Scheme (WRS) 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 authorityMay 2004 to March 2006April to December 2006January to December 2007Southwark3,1108451,220 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 and published 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.