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Entry Clearances

Home Department written question – answered on 13th September 2010.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) in-country and (b) out-of-country permits were granted in respect of (i) dependants and (ii) principal migrants under each (A) tier and (B) route under her Department's immigration rules in each relevant year between 2006 and 2009.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

Statistics on entry clearance visas (out-of-country) issued by applicant type in 2007 to 2009 and extensions of stay (in-country) granted by category and applicant type for 2006 to 2009 were published in the Home Office bulletin 'Control of Immigration Statistics United Kingdom, 2009' on 26 August 2010 in tables 1.1 and 4.1 respectively.

Statistics on entry clearance visas (out-of-country) by summary category granted in 2006 to Q2 2010 are published in the 'Control of Immigration Quarterly Statistical Summary Q2 2010' in supplementary table 1b.

The publications also cover admissions to the United Kingdom, asylum grants and grants of settlement. Copies are available in the Library of the House and on the Home Office's Research, Development and Statistics website at:

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