National Insurance: Foreign Workers

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th January 2008.

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Photo of James Clappison James Clappison Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) how many national insurance numbers were issued to (a) dependants of non-EU work permit holders, (b) non-EU students, (c) non-EU highly skilled migrants, (d) non-EU International Graduate Scheme participants, (e) non-EU Fresh Talent in Scotland Scheme participants, (f) non-EU working holidaymakers and (g) non-EU work permit holders since 1 January 2004, broken down by nationality;

(2) how many national insurance numbers were issued to non-EU citizens with leave to remain in the UK by virtue of (a) refugee status, (b) humanitarian protection, (c) discretionary leave and (d) leave under the backlog criteria between (i) 3 April 2002 and 31 December 2003 and (ii) 1 January 2004 to 5 April 2007;

(3) how many national insurance numbers were issued to (a) dependants of non-EU work permit holders, (b) non-EU students, (c) non-EU highly skilled migrants, (d) non-EU Fresh Talent Working in Scotland Scheme participants, (e) non-EU working holidaymakers and (f) non-EU work permit holders between (i) 3 April 2002 and 31 December 2003 and (ii) 1 January 2004 to 5 April 2007.

Photo of James Plaskitt James Plaskitt Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

holding answer 12 November 2007

The information requested is not available.

Information on a foreign national's basis of stay in the United Kingdom is not held on NINO registrations database.

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