Nicholas Clegg (Shadow Secretary of State for Home Affairs, Home Affairs; Sheffield, Hallam, Liberal Democrat)
Jacqui Smith (Home Secretary; Redditch, Labour)
The latest available statistics on grants of settlement on the basis of long residence for 1996 to 2005 are provided in the following table.
|Grants of settlement by selected category of grant, excluding EEA nationals and Switzerland—United Kingdom, 1996-2005|
|Number of persons|
|Category of grant||Long residency( 1,2)|
|(1) Includes persons granted settlement following application under the regularisation scheme for overstayers. |
(2) Excludes dependants.
(3) Swiss nationals are excluded from 1 June 2002.
(4) Data from 2003 also exclude dependants of EEA and Swiss nationals in confirmed relationships granted permanent residence.
(5) Includes nationals of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia before 1 May 2004, but excludes them from this date.
Note: Figures for 2001-05 have been rounded to the nearest five. Figures for 2000 and earlier have been rounded to two significant digits.