Foreign Workers: Domestic Service

Home Department written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Anthony Steen Anthony Steen Conservative, Totnes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those who were granted visas as migrant domestic workers applied to change their employers after they arrived in the UK in each of the last three years.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), Minister of State (Home Office) (Borders and Immigration), Minister of State (HM Treasury) (also in the Home Office)

holding answer 2 April 2008

In 2005 the UK Border Agency received 228 notifications of overseas domestic workers (ODWs) changing employer. In 2006 we received 126 notifications and in 2007 we received 289.

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