HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 c117W
Mr. Peter Duncan

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits were issued to foreign nationals in each of the last five years. [78723]

Beverley Hughes

The number of work permits issued to foreign nationals is as follows:

  • 2001–02—123,337
  • 2000–01—99,815
  • 1999–2000—63,853
  • 1998–99—57,089
  • 1997–98—47,009

The figures above include all individual and group work permit applications which have been approved in each of the last five financial years.

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