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Work Permits

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits have been issued to non-UK nationals in each quarter since 1 January 2007. (281116)

The number of work permit applications approved for non-UK nationals in each quarter for the period 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2008 is shown in the following table:

Number

Q1

2007

35,510

Q2

2007

33,160

Q3

2007

34,010

Q4

2007

28,380

Q1

2008

28,260

Q2

2008

32,335

Q3

2008

38,460

Q4

2008

24,655

Total

254,765

Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to nearest 5. 2. 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.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 2057W, on work permits, how many applications for a work permit on the basis of an intra-company transfer in respect of non-UK nationals were (a) made and (b) granted in each quarter since January 2004. (281117)

The number of work permit applications made and approved for Intra-Company Transfers in each quarter since January 2004 is shown in the following table:

Work permit intra-company transfer applications made and approved for each quarter during the period 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2008

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Total

2004

Applications made

8,235

8,005

9,355

8,050

33,645

Applications approved

8,060

7,765

9,140

7,805

32,770

2005

Applications made

8,460

8,845

8,900

8,475

34,680

Applications approved

8,250

8,595

8,610

8,290

33,745

2006

Applications made

10,860

10,745

11,200

11,145

43,950

Applications approved

10,625

10,520

10,960

10,945

43,050

2007

Applications made

12,865

12,960

12,945

11,460

50,230

Applications approved

12,590

12,685

12,440

11,020

48,735

2008

Applications made

12,375

13,385

14,565

9,385

49,710

Applications approved

11,870

12,930

14,135

9,080

48,010

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.