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Immigration: Skilled Workers

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of migrants on the highly skilled migrant programme given the right to remain in the UK following the High Court decision of 8 April 2008; how many migrants were subject to the points requirements dealt with in that decision; how many of them had had their cases considered; how many failed the requirement; and if she will give a breakdown by nationality of (a) those subject to the requirement, (b) those whose cases have already been considered and (c) those who have failed. (201157)

[holding answer 24 April 2008]: We estimate that the judgment will affect some 1,300 people.