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Work Permits: Africa

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits were issued for (a) doctors and (b) nurses from each country in Africa in each of the last 15 years. (259662)

The following tables show the number of work permit applications approved for doctors and nurses from each country in Africa in the last nine years. Data are not available before 1 January 2000.

Number of individual work permit applications approved for doctors and nurses from each country in Africa for the last nine years

2000

2001

2002

Nationality

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Algeria

0

1

1

1

1

5

0

5

5

Angola

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Botswana

0

35

35

0

115

115

5

110

115

Burundi

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cameroon

0

20

20

1

30

30

1

50

50

Central African Republic

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

Congo

0

5

5

0

1

1

1

5

5

Egypt

20

1

20

100

5

105

115

5

120

Ethiopia

0

1

1

0

1

1

0

5

5

Gambia

0

15

15

0

15

15

1

35

40

Ghana

5

310

315

10

530

540

10

635

645

Guinea

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ivory Coast

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Kenya

1

115

115

5

275

280

1

395

400

Lesotho

0

1

1

0

10

10

0

20

20

Liberia

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

1

Libya

20

1

20

35

5

40

55

1

55

Malawi

0

40

40

0

95

95

1

115

115

Mauritania

0

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

Mauritius

5

200

200

5

320

320

5

375

380

Morocco

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mozambique

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Namibia

0

5

5

0

30

30

0

30

30

Niger

0

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

Nigeria

30

925

955

55

1,165

1,220

65

1,720

1,785

Rwanda

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Seychelles

0

20

20

0

25

25

0

35

35

Sierra Leone

0

65

65

5

60

65

5

105

110

Somalia

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

5

5

South Africa

95

1,755

1,845

370

2,750

3,120

1,005

3,410

4,415

Sudan

15

5

20

20

5

25

35

5

35

Swaziland

0

10

10

1

15

15

1

25

25

Tanzania

1

15

15

5

30

30

0

35

35

Togo

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tunisia

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

Uganda

1

25

25

0

35

35

1

50

50

Zaire

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Zambia

1

150

155

1

345

350

1

430

430

Zimbabwe

1

1,165

1,165

5

1,915

1,925

15

2,700

2,715

Total

190

4,890

5,080

620

7,785

8,405

1,330

10,315

11,640

200320042005

Nationality

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Algeria

0

1

1

0

1

1

0

1

1

Angola

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

Botswana

5

105

110

0

125

125

0

140

140

Burundi

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Cameroon

1

40

40

5

55

60

5

40

45

Central African Republic

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Congo

1

5

5

1

5

5

0

5

5

Egypt

115

0

115

120

5

125

85

1

85

Ethiopia

0

5

5

1

5

5

0

1

1

Gambia

0

25

25

0

35

35

0

35

35

Ghana

20

770

790

20

745

765

20

650

670

Guinea

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Ivory Coast

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Kenya

15

385

395

20

390

410

10

255

265

Lesotho

0

35

35

1

60

65

0

80

80

Liberia

0

1

1

0

1

1

1

1

1

Libya

60

0

60

45

1

50

50

1

55

Malawi

1

120

125

5

115

120

1

125

125

Mauritania

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mauritius

5

430

435

15

460

475

5

350

350

Morocco

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mozambique

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Namibia

35

35

0

40

40

0

25

25

Niger

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Nigeria

80

1,335

1,410

95

1,340

1,435

100

1,160

1,260

Rwanda

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

1

1

Seychelles

0

25

25

0

30

30

0

25

25

Sierra Leone

1

100

100

1

85

85

1

70

75

Somalia

0

5

5

0

5

5

1

5

5

South Africa

755

3,365

4,120

565

2,895

3,455

300

2,010

2,310

Sudan

45

5

50

45

5

50

35

1

35

Swaziland

1

75

75

0

120

120

0

100

100

Tanzania

1

35

35

5

45

50

1

45

45

Togo

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

Tunisia

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Uganda

5

75

75

5

80

90

5

70

80

Zaire

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

Zambia

1

430

430

5

380

385

5

350

355

Zimbabwe

20

2,735

2,755

30

2,985

3,015

25

2,330

2,355

Total

1,135

10,135

11,270

980

10,020

11,000

655

7,885

8,540

200620072008

Nationality

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Doctor

Nurse

Total

Total

Algeria

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

Angola

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Botswana

5

70

75

1

35

35

1

40

40

790

Burundi

0

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

5

Cameroon

5

30

35

1

20

20

1

35

40

345

Central African Republic

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Congo

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

1

5

30

Egypt

85

0

85

40

0

40

75

1

75

775

Ethiopia

1

1

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

25

Gambia

0

25

25

0

10

10

0

10

10

205

Ghana

20

290

310

5

200

210

15

220

230

4,475

Guinea

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Ivory Coast

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Kenya

20

145

165

5

95

95

5

115

115

2,245

Lesotho

1

50

50

5

25

25

1

40

40

320

Liberia

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

10

Libya

30

0

30

10

0

10

10

0

10

325

Malawi

5

70

75

1

40

40

1

50

50

790

Mauritania

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Mauritius

10

175

190

0

145

145

1

150

155

2,655

Morocco

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Mozambique

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

Namibia

1

15

15

0

10

10

0

15

15

210

Niger

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Nigeria

125

600

730

25

390

415

35

490

525

9,740

Rwanda

0

1

1

0

1

1

0

1

1

10

Seychelles

0

15

15

0

10

10

0

5

5

195

Sierra Leone

5

45

50

0

20

20

0

15

15

585

Somalia

1

5

5

0

1

1

0

1

1

35

South Africa

265

1,135

1,400

175

545

720

170

410

580

21,970

Sudan

30

0

30

20

0

20

30

0

30

290

Swaziland

0

70

70

0

25

25

0

20

20

460

Tanzania

10

25

35

1

20

20

1

10

15

285

Togo

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

1

5

Tunisia

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Uganda

5

30

35

1

30

30

1

30

35

455

Zaire

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

5

Zambia

5

195

200

1

135

135

0

130

130

2,575

Zimbabwe

20

1,610

1,625

10

1,095

1,105

10

1,175

1,185

17,845

Total

655

4,610

5,265

305

2,850

3,155

350

2,980

3,330

67,685

1 Indicates 1 or 2

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to nearest 5.

2. Because of rounding, figures may not add up to totals shown.

3. 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.

Caveats:

The figures do not equate to the number of individual nationals who were granted permits because they include those applications approved to extend or amend an existing permit or where the individual has moved to another job with a different employer. Not all those who were granted a permit took up the job and some may have been refused entry clearance or further leave to remain.