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House of Commons Hansard
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Immigration: Turkey
29 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of Turkish citizens who have entered the UK under the terms of the Ankara Agreement; and if he will make a statement. [322863]

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The number of Turkish nationals who have been granted entry clearance to the UK under the Turkish European Community Association Agreement, also known as the Ankara Agreement, in each year since 2004 is shown in the following table. The number of entry clearance applications received in each of these years is also shown. Reliable information for previous years is not held. We do not keep a separate record of people who have actually been admitted under the agreement.

Turkish ECAA—Applications for entry clearance

Applications received

Visas issued

2004

1

0

2005

3

1

2006

3

0

2007

7

3

2008

23

2

2009

54

10

2010 (January-February)

41

0

These data are unpublished and should be treated as provisional.