Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Written Parliamentary Question (WPQ)
    12.09.2007
    463 c2117-20W
    Lilley, Peter
    Work Permits: Health Professions
    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permit applications for foreign (a) nurses and (b) doctors from each country in North Africa and the Middle East for which figures are available were approved in each year in the period between 1 January 2000 and 31st May 2007.
    Home Office
    Byrne, Liam
    [holding answer 9 July 2007]: The following tables show the number of work permit applications by nurses and doctors which were approved for overseas nationals by country, in the period 1 January 2000 to 31 May 2007 from (a) North Africa and (b) the Middle East.

    2000200120022003
    DoctorNurseTotalDoctorNurseTotalDoctorNurseTotalDoctorNurseTotal
    North Africa
    Algeria0¹-¹-¹-¹-50550¹-¹-
    Egypt20¹-20100510511551201150115
    Ethiopia0¹-¹-0¹-¹-055055
    Libya20¹-203554055¹-5560060
    Mauritania0¹-¹-0¹-¹-0000¹-¹-
    Morocco0000000000¹-¹-
    Niger0¹-¹-0¹-¹-0000¹-¹-
    Somalia0000¹-¹-¹-55055
    Sudan15520205253553545550
    Tunisia0000¹-¹-000000
    Total501065160201802052523022520240
    Middle East
    Afghanistan0000000¹-¹-000
    Bahrain¹-¹-¹-¹-0¹-5¹-5¹-0¹-
    Brunei¹-0¹-0¹-¹-000¹-¹-¹-
    Iran0555101510515201535
    Iraq5055051001025025
    Israel0¹-¹-¹-55¹-5105510
    Jordan0808055555106575205070
    Kuwait000¹-0¹-¹-0¹-000
    Lebanon5055¹-5¹-0¹-555
    Oman000¹-0¹-¹-0¹-0¹-¹-
    Palestine0555555¹-551015
    Palestinian Aut0000000000¹-¹-
    Qatar000000¹-0¹-000
    Saudi Arabia0000000000¹-¹-
    Syrian Arab Rep555255303053555055
    Turkey01010¹-1010¹-101551010
    United Arab Emi0000000¹-¹-¹-0¹-
    Yemen Republic0005¹-50000¹-¹-
    Total1010011055901457510516013595235
    Total65110175215110325280125405360115475
    200420052006January-May 2007
    DoctorNurseTotalDoctorNurseTotalDoctorNurseTotalDoctorNurseTotalTotal
    North Africa
    Algeria0¹-¹-0¹-¹-¹-0¹-00010
    Egypt120512585¹-858508515015675
    Ethiopia¹-550¹-¹-¹-¹-¹-¹-0¹-25
    Libya45¹-5050¹-5530030505310
    Mauritania0000000000005
    Morocco0000000¹-¹-000¹-
    Niger0000000¹-¹-0005
    Somalia055¹-55¹-5500030
    Sudan4555035¹-353003010010250
    Tunisia0000¹-¹-0000005
    Total215202351701519015010160300301,315
    Middle East
    Afghanistan505¹-0¹-5¹-5¹-0¹-15
    Bahrain¹-0¹-000¹-0¹-00010
    Brunei¹-¹-¹-5055¹-10¹-0¹-20
    Iran402060401555555605510255
    Iraq1501525¹-2530030005120
    Israel5¹-551010¹-55¹-¹-555
    Jordan303055302550305355¹-5430
    Kuwait¹-0¹-¹-55¹-0¹-00010
    Lebanon551010¹-1010515¹-¹-¹-55
    Oman0¹-¹-¹-0¹-¹-¹-¹-¹-10
    Palestine1510251051010¹-15¹-0¹-80
    Palestinian Aut0¹-¹-0000000001
    Qatar000000¹-0¹-0001
    Saudi Arabia¹-¹-¹-¹-0¹-¹-0¹-¹-¹-¹-0
    Syrian Arab Rep55055550554004010010286
    Turkey5101555105510¹-0¹-75
    United Arab Emi0¹-¹-¹-0¹-¹-0¹-¹-0¹-10
    Yemen Republic¹-¹-¹-¹-0¹-¹-0¹-00010
    Total18575260185602502,00125225355401,445
    Total400954953557543035035385805702,760
    ¹ Indicates 1 or 2
    Notes:
    1. Figures are rounded to nearest 5
    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.

    148076
    03.07.2007
    09.07.2007
    House of Commons (HoC)
    Commons Chamber
    Answered
    06-07
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