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The number of agricultural workers who entered the UK under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS) in the last three years is as follows:
Number 2006 16,244 2007 16,250 2008 16,250
This is against an agreed quota for each year of 16,250.
On the recommendation of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) the quota for 2009 has been increased to 21,250. There is expected to be a full uptake of this quota.
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.