WORK PERMITS

- Monday, 2nd July 2007

 

Type: Written Parliamentary Question (WPQ)
Date of Answer: 02.07.2007
Column References: 462 c929W
Member Tabling Question: Lilley, Peter
Topic: Work Permits
Question: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2007 to question 144097, on work permits, how many work permits in total were issued in each year since 2000 for overseas nationals from (a) Africa, (b) Asia, (c) South America and (d) the Caribbean.
Answering Department: Home Office
Member Answering Question: Byrne, Liam
Answer: [holding answer 28 June 2007]: The following table shows the number of work permit applications which were approved for overseas nationals, in the period 1 January 2000 to 31 May 2007 from (a) Africa, (b) Asia (c) South America and (d) the Caribbean. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007¹
Africa 13,430 22,370 27,770 25,520 24,915 20,910 18,290 6,305
Asia 38,340 56,165 66,285 75,825 93,865 81,330 89,340 36,085
South America 1,480 1,925 2,640 2,755 3,400 3,455 4,025 1,910
Caribbean 2,240 2,830 2,885 2,900 2,690 2,625 2,480 905
¹ January to May
Notes:
1. Figures are rounded to nearest five.
2. Because of rounding, figures may not add up to totals shown.
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

 

 

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