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Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

22. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many migrants were given permission to remain in the UK in (a) 1996 and (b) the last year for which figures are available. (295147)

The number of persons granted indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom was:

(a) 61,730 in 1996; and

(b) 148,740 in 2008.