asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether there is a central register of people who have been given temporary residency in the United Kingdom; if so, how many people are currently on such a register; and what arrangements are in place to record the departure from the United Kingdom of such persons at the end of their legal residency. [HL297]
Information relating to people who have been given temporary residence in the United Kingdom is recorded in several databases, temporary residence being interpreted as those lawfully resident in the country for a period exceeding six months.
These include the Case Information Database and the UK Visa database, which hold records of persons granted temporary residence and will include those whose leave is current and those whose leave has expired. They are therefore not a record of those currently in the country.