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House of Lords written question – answered on 24th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Intra-Company Transfer workers and their dependants came to the United Kingdom last year; and how many are currently present in the United Kingdom.

Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The latest available information for passenger arrivals for Intra-Company Transfer workers is given in the table below. The available information does not separately identify Intra-Company Transfer workers' dependants. Corresponding information for 03 (July-September) 2012 and Q4 (October-December) 2012 is planned to be published on 29 August 2013.

Skilled work (Tier 2) passenger arrivals (1)(2)
Number of journeys
Type of applicant Category 2011 Q1 2011 Q2 2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2
Main Total 8,640 8,350 9,430 7,280 8,890 9,140
Dependant Total 4,530 5,330 5,910 4,090 4,220 5,290
of which
Main Tier 2 - General 2,430 2,440 2,980 2,250 2,680 3,070
Main Tier 2 - Intra Company Transfer 5,790 5,480 6,000 4,640 5,790 5,650
Main Tier 2 - Minister of Religion 115 95 135 115 155 140
Main Tier 2 - Sportsperson 305 340 320 270 270 280


(1) Passengers given leave to enter the United Kingdom, excluding EEA and Swiss nationals

(2) Data may not sum to totals due to rounding


Immigration Statistics January-March, table ad_02_q

Information is not available on the numbers of Intra-Company Transfer workers who are currently in the UK.

The latest Home Office immigration statistics on passenger arrivals are published in the release Immigration Statistics January-March, which is available from the Library of the House and on the Department's website at:

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