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National Insurance

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applicants for national insurance numbers have been refused national insurance numbers following right-to-work interviews in each quarter since July 2006. (301779)

The available information is in the table:

National insurance number refusals following right to work interviews in each quarter since July 2006

Quarter 1 April-June

Quarter 2 July-September

Quarter 3 October-December

Quarter 4 January-March

Total

2006-07

825

968

1,801

3,594

2007-08

1,936

1,902

1,638

1,643

7,119

2008-09

1,562

2,526

3,106

2,668

9,862

2009-10

2,641

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,641

“—” Indicates no data available as the period was before the introduction of the right to work test.

n/a = Not yet available.

Note:

The right to work test was introduced in July 2006

Source:

Jobcentre Plus Management Information