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Work Permits: Guyana

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 Guyana in each of the last 15 years. (259458)

The following table shows the number of work permit applications approved for doctors and nurses from Guyana in the last nine years.

Number of individual work permit applications approved for doctors and nurses from Guyana for the last nine yearsDoctorNurseTotal2000035352001080802002012012020031—16016520041—29529520051—22522520060180180200708585200807070Total51,2551,2601 Indicates one or two.Notes:1. Figures are rounded to nearest five.2. Because of rounding, figures may not add up to totals shown.3. The occupational categories used are not ONS standard occupational classifications (SOC).4. 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.