Work Permits: Doctors

Home Department written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Nick Clegg Nick Clegg Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-European economic area national (a) junior doctors and (b) qualified doctors (i) were granted a work permit between July 2005 and February 2006 and (ii) have been granted such a permit since July 2006.

Photo of John Reid John Reid Home Secretary, The Secretary of State for the Home Department

Management information does not allow for data to be broken down into the categories of 'junior doctors' and 'qualified doctors'. The number of approved applications recorded under the occupation category of "Doctor" is as follows:

July to February each year: Approvals
2005-06 2,558
2006-07 1,315

The figures provided are not national statistics but are based on provisional management information and may be subject to change.

Other similar occupation categories for health professionals, e.g. senior house officer, specialist registrar, etc, are not included in the figures provided.

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