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Immigration Controls

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employers have (a) requested and (b) been granted certificates of sponsorship under the Tier 2 (i) general and (ii) intracompany transfer categories in each month since October 2009. (312411)

[holding answer 21 January 2010]: The tables show how many sponsors have (a) requested and (b) been granted certificates of sponsorship under tier 2 general and tier 2 intra-company transfer categories of the points-based immigration system in each month since October 2009.

Number of sponsors requested certificates of sponsorship under tier 2

Migrant classification

General

Intra-company transfer

October 2009

1,550

595

November 2009

1,485

585

December 2009

1,435

580

Total

4,470

1,760

Number of sponsors granted certificates of sponsorship under tier 2

Migrant classification

General

Intra-company transfer

October 2009

1,315

560

November 2009

1,280

545

December 2009

1,355

545

Total

3,950

1,650

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to nearest five.

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 how many Tier 2 (a) general and (b) ICT certificates of sponsorship had (i) been requested, (ii) been allocated and (iii) were pending in each month since October 2009. (312413)

[holding answer 21 January 2010]: The following tables shows how many certificates of sponsorship, under tier 2 general and tier 2 intra-company transfer categories of the Points-based Immigration system have been (a) requested, (b) allocated and (c) were pending in each month since October 2009.

Certificates of sponsorship requested—Tier 2

Migrant classification

October 2009

November 2009

December 2009

Total

General

2,975

2,820

2,710

8,505

Intra company transfer

2,885

2,985

3,270

9,140

Certificates of sponsorship allocated—Tier 2

Migrant classification

October 2009

November 2009

December 2009

Total

General

2,385

2,200

2,380

6,965

Intra company transfer

2,580

2,550

2,555

7,680

Certificates of sponsorship pending—Tier 2

Migrant classification

October 2009

November 2009

December 2009

Total

General

985

955

790

2,735

Intra company transfer

1,070

910

865

2,845

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.