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National Insurance: Foreigners

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many national insurance number registrations have been granted to (a) non-UK EU and (b) non-EU citizens in each quarter since 1 April 2005. (248439)

The available information is in the following table:

National insurance number registrations to adult overseas nationals entering the United Kingdom by quarter of registration and EU/Non EU status

Thousand

EU Nationals

Non EU nationals

2005

April to June

80.93

68.91

July to September

95.43

75.81

October to December

90.53

68:09

2006

January to March

107.64

75.15

April to June

77.39

56.38

July to September

91.04

60.37

October to December

98.64

65.94

2007

January to March

153.18

102.44

April to June

99.41

66.63

July to September

121.38

68.46

October to December

108.29

76.67

2008

January to March

110.83

80.93

April to June

100.68

74.65

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest ten and displayed in thousands.

2. There are a small number of registrations where citizens’ nationalities are unknown, these are not included.

3. Registration date is derived from the date at which a national insurance number is entered on the National Insurance Recording System.

4. When presenting the EU time series, countries which joined the EU during the time series have been included in the EU for the whole of the time series, to facilitate comparisons over time.

5. The EU time series excludes national insurance numbers registered to UK nationals.

6. The figures do not include any national insurance numbers that may have been issued to young foreign nationals under Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs juvenile registration scheme.

Source:

100 per cent. extract from National Insurance Recording System This information is taken from a table published on the DWP website at:

http://83.244.183.180/mgw/final/final/qtr/world/a_stock_r_qtr_c_world_apr08.html