British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

Home Department written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Lorely Burt Lorely Burt Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK nationals (a) lived and (b) worked for part or all of the year in each other EU member state in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Cabinet Office.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated June 2012

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to respond to your question to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK nationals (a) lived and (b) worked for part or all of the year in each EU member state in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement (114092).

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) does not collect information regarding UK nationals resident or working outside the UK. However, Eurostat publishes figures on population by citizenship for EU countries, these are available at:

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/population/data/database

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