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Work Permits: Africa

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits were issued for senior carers from each country in Africa in each of the last 15 years. (322002)

The work permit arrangements closed for new applications on 26 November 2008 and were replaced by the points based system.

The number of work permits approved for countries in Africa between 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2009 are shown in the table. We do not hold accurate information on any work permit applications made prior to the year 2000.

Nationality

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Total

Cameroon

1

1

2

15

75

45

30

30

10

2

210

Ethiopia

1

1

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

1

2

Gambia

1

1

1

2

1

1

2

1

1

1

5

Ghana

2

2

5

60

65

50

50

25

20

5

280

Kenya

1

1

2

5

10

15

5

5

10

1

55

Lesotho

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

Libya

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

Malawi

1

1

2

2

5

2

2

1

2

5

15

Mauritius

1

2

5

5

5

5

10

2

2

1

30

Morocco

1

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

Namibia

1

1

1

5

5

5

5

1

2

1

15

Nigeria

1

1

5

10

20

15

5

2

2

1

55

Seychelles

1

1

1

2

2

1

1

1

2

1

5

Sierra Leone

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

Somalia

1

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

South Africa

1

35

290

320

235

145

95

50

40

10

1,220

Uganda

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

2

1

1

2

Zambia

1

1

35

75

195

105

145

15

35

1

605

Zimbabwe

1

2

10

40

20

10

10

2

2

1

95

Total

2

40

355

540

630

390

365

135

120

20

2,595

1 Indicates zero

2 Indicates one or two

Note:

Figures are rounded to nearest five

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. The data provided are for applications where the job title includes ‘Senior Care’, ‘Senior Healthcare’ or ‘Senior Health Care’. They do not include applications made under the new points-based immigration system.