Entry Clearances

Home Office written question – answered on 16th October 2014.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Labour, Sheffield Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many sponsors of Tier 2 general visas in each region and constituent part of the UK have been issued with such visas in each year since 2009.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

The table below shows the number of Tier 2 General sponsors by region that have used a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to sponsor a Tier 2 General migrant worker since 2009.

Number of Sponsors by region associated with migrants who have used Tier 2 General CoS by calendar year since 2009

Region

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

London & South East

3,435

3,565

3,594

4,805

6,836

Midlands & East of England

1,016

1,143

1,036

1,192

1,726

Wales & South West

427

532

392

460

635

Scotland & Northern Ireland

506

517

387

449

672

North East, Yorkshire & the Humber

330

366

316

359

495

North West

310

344

258

347

495

Note: Full data for the calendar year 2014 is not yet available.

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