[holding answer 24 November 2009]: This question cannot be answered due to the commercial sensitivity of the information requested.
The number of institutions that have had an application to join the sponsor register refused between 31 March 2009 and 23 November 2009 is 1,080.
The number of sponsors removed from the sponsor register between 31 March 2009 and 23 November 2009 is 30.
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.