Skip to main content

Immigration Controls

Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Certificates of Sponsorship have been granted to employers under (a) Tier 2 general and (b) Tier 2 ICT to date; and how many such certificates for the second year of Tier 2 of the points-based system remain under consideration. (318427)

[holding answer 24 February 2010]: As at 21 February 2010 the number of Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) assigned to employers under Tier 2 (General) is 36,1401 and the number assigned for Intra-company transfer is 40,9801.

Information on the number of certificates for the second year of Tier 2 which remain under consideration is not available.

1 These figures are not provided under National Statistics protocols and have been derived from local management information. They are therefore provisional and subject to change.