HC Deb 07 February 1975 vol 885 cc651-2W
Miss Richardson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total number of Filipinos issued with work permits in the years 1968–74, indicated by sex and occupation.

standard regions for statistical purposes at January each year. The figures for January 1975 relate to revised standard regions which coincide with the economic planning regions. For earlier dates the figures are for the old standard regions which were broadly similar to the old economic planning regions. The unemployment statistics for January 1975 have been obtained using a simplified counting procedure, and the percentage rates for January 1975, which are quoted in the table, should be regarded only as approximate indicators.

Mr. John Fraser

Except for the year 1973 a detailed analysis of work permits issued is not available. The total number of permits issued to Filipinos for the years 1968–74 were as follows:

1968 252
1969 367
1970 591
1971 1,205
1972 2,677
1973 2,691
1974 991
(including 246 men)

In 1973 permits were issued to Filipinos as follows:

Domestic and hospital work 1,524
Hotels and catering 799
Nursing 294
Entertainments 44
Others 30
Total 2,691

A similar analysis for 1974 will be available shortly.