Work Permits

- Monday, 4th April 2005

 

Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits were issued in each year since 1990 at (a) tier 1, broken down into categories (a) to (e) and (b) at tier 2. [223383]

Mr. Browne [holding answer 23 March 2005]: The table outlines the number of work permits that were issued in each year since 2000 at (a) tier 1, broken down into categories (a) to (e) and (b) at tier 2. This two tier system was introduced in 2000 so figures are not available for previous years.

4 Apr 2005 : Column 1135W



Work permits approved
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Total
Tier 1
Intra Company Transfers (a) 26,155 27,438 26,100 27,386 32,768 139,847
Board Level Posts (b) 974 788 607 473 392 3,234
Inward Investment (c) 53 41 26 24 19 163
Shortage Occupations (d) 24,485 47,718 49,916 41,847 40,120 204,086
Sponsored Researcher (e) 0 0 0 0 100 100
Total 51 ,667 75,985 76,649 69,730 73,399 347,430

Tier 2
Total 19,103 28,591 41,109 51,487 55,618 195,908

Total 70,770 104,576 117,758 121,217 129,017 543,338

 

 

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