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Work Permits: Applications

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many work permits were refused for non-UK born applicants in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008; (260815)

(2) how many work permits have been approved for non-UK job applicants for jobs in which no suitably qualified UK-born applicant could be found in 2007-08.

The UK Border Agency only maintains statistics on the nationality of work permit applicants and not their country of birth.