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EU Countries: Overseas Workers

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what estimate he has made of the number of British citizens working in other EU member states in each of the last 12 months; (320922)

(2) what estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens working under contract in other EU member states in each of the last five years.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not hold data on the number of British nationals working in other EU member states. The latest figures available for British nationals resident overseas were collected in March 2007. I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary on 23 February 2010 to the hon. Member for Kingston and Surbiton (Mr. Davey) which shows the estimated number of British nationals resident in each EU member state during 2006-07.