ENTRY CLEARANCES

- Monday, 25th June 2007

 

Written Parliamentary Question (WPQ)
Date of Answer: 25.06.2007
Column References: 462 c300-1W
Member Tabling Question: Lilley, Peter
Topic: Entry Clearances
Question: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits were issued in each year since 2000; and how many of them were for (a) nurses, (b) doctors, (c) lecturers and (d) teachers for overseas nationals from (i) Africa, (ii) Asia, (iii) South America and (iv) the Caribbean.
Answering Department: Home Office
Member Answering Question: Byrne, Liam
Answer: [holding answer 19 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.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. Doctor Lecturer Nurse Teacher Total
2000
Africa ¹- 50 4,850 340 5,240
Asia ¹- 160 8,110 80 8,345
South America ¹- 15 35 5 60
Caribbean ¹- 5 815 20 835
Total ¹- 230 13,810 445 14,480

2001
Africa 270 65 7,760 2,485 10,580
Asia 485 155 14,110 285 15,035
South America ²- 15 85 40 145
Caribbean 15 5 790 460 1,270
Total 770 240 22,745 8,265 27,025

2002
Africa 1,070 80 10,275 3,380 14,805
Asia 1,130 210 16,045 535 17,920
South America 5 30 130 65 230
Caribbean 55 5 760 620 1,440
Total 2,260 325 27,210 4,600 34,395
2003
Africa 920 80 10,090 2,265 13,355
Asia 2,020 295 17,375 370 20,060
South America 5 30 170 50 250
Caribbean 50 5 580 595 1,235
Total 2,995 410 28,220 3,280 34,900

2004
Africa 840 105 9,985 1,680 12,615
Asia 3,060 265 17,265 390 20,980
South America 5 30 310 35 380
Caribbean 65 10 570 420 1,060
Total 3,965 410 28,135 2,530 35,035

2005
Africa 590 110 7,840 1,425 9,965
Asia 2,920 290 13,235 370 16,810
South America 5 35 235 60 340
Caribbean 50 10 530 350 940
Total 3,585 45 21,840 2,200 28,950

2006
Africa 520 80 4,585 1,225 6,410
Asia 2,140 340 8,010 390 10,885
South America 5 30 185 40 260
Caribbean 40 10 305 310 665
Total 2,705 460 13,085 1,970 18,220

January to May 2007
Africa 95 30 1,190 375 1,690
Asia 275 115 2,125 130 2,645
South America ²- 10 35 70 55
Caribbean 5 5 90 95 190
Total 380 165 3,440 610 4,585

Grand total
Africa 74,660
Asia 112,680
South America 1,720
Caribbean 7,650
Total 196,685
¹ Indicates 1 or 2.
² Indicates nil.
Notes:
1. Figures are rounded to nearest 5.
2. Because of rounding, figures may not add up to totals shown.

 

 

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