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Immigration

Volume 712: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

Questions

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 1 June (WA 40), what the countries of origin are of the 15,965 people not granted indefinite leave to remain under immigration rule 276B(i)(b). [HL4459]

The information requested is as follows:

Nationality of people not granted ILR between 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2009 in relation to previous Question HL3655

Nationality

No. of Cases

Nigeria

4,860

Ghana

3,195

Bangladesh

1,380

Pakistan

1,145

India

790

Jamaica

605

Algeria

325

Sierra Leone

235

Sri Lanka

225

Kenya

190

Turkey

185

Uganda

185

Zimbabwe

175

United States

140

Mauritius

135

Malaysia

125

China

115

Zambia

110

Gambia

105

Philippines

105

Ivory Coast

100

Colombia

85

Morocco

80

Cameroon

65

Guyana

65

Tanzania

60

South Africa

45

Thailand

45

Trinidad and Tobago

45

Ecuador

40

St. Lucia

40

Canada

40

Egypt

40

Nepal

40

British National (Overseas)

40

Congo (Democratic Republic) (formerly Zaire)

40

Ethiopia

35

Australia

30

Grenada

30

Brazil

30

Iran

30

Angola

25

Hong Kong

25

Lebanon

25

Nationality Currently Unknown

25

New Zealand

20

Serbia

20

Barbados

20

Cyprus

15

Sudan

15

Russia

15

Korea (South)

15

Japan

15

Malawi

15

Singapore

15

Croatia

10

Dominica

10

Ukraine

10

Bulgaria

10

Poland

10

Romania

10

Tunisia

10

Dominican Republic

10

Libya

10

Somalia

10

St Vincent

10

Yemen

10

Congo

10

Guinea

10

Vietnam

10

Indonesia

5

Jordan

5

Liberia

5

Macedonia

5

Occupied Palestinian Territory

5

Peru

5

Senegal

5

St Kitts and Nevis

5

Togo

5

Afghanistan

5

Albania

5

Portugal

5

Benin

5

Bolivia

5

Chile

5

Montenegro

5

Syria

5

Eritrea

5

Fiji

5

Hungary

5

Saudi Arabia

5

Taiwan

5

Antigua and Barbuda

5

Chad

5

Democratic Republic of the Congo

5

Iraq

5

Israel

5

Kosovo

5

Mexico

5

Myanmar

5

Rwanda

5

Seychelles

5

Argentina

+

Bosnia and Herzegovina

+

Botswana

+

Burkina

+

France

+

Georgia

+

Ireland

+

Italy

+

Niger

+

Panama

+

Surinam

+

Swaziland

+

Venezuela

+

Armenia

+

Belarus

+

Cuba

+

Germany

+

Greece

+

Guinea-Bissau

+

Kazakhstan

+

Kuwait

+

Madagascar

+

Moldova

+

Mongolia

+

Total

15,960

Figures are rounded to nearest 5.

+ Indicates 1 or 2.

“-” Indicates nil.

Because of rounding, figures may not add up to totals shown.

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the provisions of paragraph 6.2 of Annex H to Chapter 14 of the Home Office Nationality Instructions. [HL4509]

Paragraph 6.2 is part of a section which explains Nationality Group's understanding of Indian citizenship law. It states that, as the Indian authorities do not allow dual nationality “no adult (18 and over) can hold Indian citizenship in conjunction with any other nationality or citizenship. This applies irrespective of whether the person holds any passports (either Indian or that of their other nationality/citizenship)”.

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the then Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, on 29 April (Official Report, House of Commons, col. 1354W), what was the origin of the person who was deprived of their right of abode in the United Kingdom in 2006 under Section 2A of the Immigration Act 1971; why that person was so deprived; and where they are currently residing. [HL4513]

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 16 June (WA 200), how many Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian nationals have been given leave to enter the United Kingdom to undertake student courses in each of the past five years; and how many nationals of those countries have been given leave to remain in the United Kingdom indefinitely in those years. [HL4552]

The available data on Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian nationals for 2003 to 2007 are given in the attached tables. Corresponding data for 2008 are scheduled for publication in August 2009.

Statistics on students given leave to enter the United Kingdom and persons granted settlement (indefinite leave to enter or remain) by country of nationality are published annually in tables 2.3 and 5.7 respectively in the Home Office statistical publications Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom. These publications may be obtained from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration-asylum-stats.html.

Table 1 Passengers given leave to enter the United Kingdom as students (1), excluding EEA and Swiss nationals, 2003 to 2007

United Kingdom

Number of journeys

2007 (4)(5)(6)(P)

Country of nationality

2003

2004(2)

2005

2006(3)

Recorded

Estimated

All nationalities

319,000

294,000

284,000

309,000

346,000

(358,000)

of which:

Bangladesh

2,590

2,000

2,910

3,220

3,490

..

India

15,400

16,600

17,600

21,100

22,100

..

Pakistan

6,730

12,600

8,920

11,000

10,600

..

(1) Excluding dependants.

(2) Includes nationals of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia before 1 May, but excludes them from this date.

(3) Due to some gaps in the data from ports, estimates have been used.

(4) Exclude nationals of Bulgaria and Romania.

(5) Where administrative records on non-EEA nationals were unavailable for statistical analysis, data has been estimated and this calculated figure is shown in brackets alongside the number actually recorded. It is not possible to estimate totals for individual nationalities from the available data.

(6) Includes Student Visitors.

P = provisional.

Data rounded to 3 significant figures.

.. = not available.

Table 2 Grants of settlement (1)(2) by country of nationality, excluding EEA and Swiss nationals (3), 2003 to 2007

United Kingdom

Number of persons

Country of nationality

2003

2004 (4)

2005

2006

2007 (5)(P)

All nationalities

139,280

139,210

179,120

134,445

124,855

of which:

Bangladesh

5,590

3,115

3,085

2,850

3,330

India

10,955

11,100

16,720

11,190

14,865

Pakistan

12,945

10,020

9,185

10,960

10,825

(1) Indefinite leave to enter or remain.

(2) Includes dependants.

(3) Data also exclude dependents of EEA and Swiss nationals in confirmed relationships granted permanent residence.

(4) Includes nationals of Cyprus, Czech Republic. Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland Slovakia and Slovenia before 1 May 2004 but excludes them from this date.

(5) Excludes Bulgaria and Romania.

P = provisional.

Date rounded to the nearest 5.