Work Permits: Fraud

Home Department written question – answered on 27th June 2007.

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Photo of Chris McCafferty Chris McCafferty Labour, Calder Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many investigations the Home Office Work Permits Section carried out into complaints of work permits abuse in the IT, communications and electronics sector in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006; and how many resulted in a penalty or sanction against (i) the employing organisation and (ii) the work permit holder in each year.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration and Asylum)

holding answer 25 June 2007

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 25 June 2007, Hansard, column 327W.

The figures quoted are not provided under National Statistics protocols and have been derived from local management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change.

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