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Entry Clearances: Foreign Workers

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many businesses had applied for licences to sponsor foreign migrants by (a) 31 July 2008 and (b) 31 August 2008. (223329)

[holding answer 10 September 2008]: The number of businesses which have applied for licences to sponsor foreign migrants by (a) 31 July 2008 is 469 and (b) 1 August 2008 is 799.

The figures quoted are not provided under national statistics and have been derived from local management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change.