HC Deb 20 October 1994 vol 248 c327W
Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many work permit applications for professional soccer players have been made in each of the last 10 years; and how many granted in each year, specifying the nationality of the applicant in each case.

Mr. Oppenheim

The number of work permit applications, including those for extensions to existing permits, received by the Department for professional soccer players in each of the years for which this information is available is set out in the table. Information about the number of permits granted to professional soccer players and their nationality is not available.

Year Number Of Applications
1989 9
1990 23
1991 32
1992 30
1993 35
1994 122
1To date.