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Migrant Workers

Home Office written question – answered on 22nd March 2016.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many migrant workers have entered the UK on a non-EU Tier 2 migrant visa since 2010 (a) in total and (b) to work in each sector.

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

The latest available published data show 225,040 passengers were given leave to enter the United Kingdom under Tier 2 in the period January 2010 to June 2015 (excluding dependants).

The available published information regarding Tier 2 by industry type relates to Certificates of Sponsorship used in Tier 2 (Skilled work) visa applications. These data will differ from passengers given leave to enter because applicants may be unsuccessful or decide not to travel. The table below shows the total number of Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship used in visa applications, by industry type, in the period January 2010 to June 2015.

Applicants for visas for skilled work (Tier 2) using sponsorship certificates, by industry type

Industry

January 2010 to June 2015

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

285

Mining and Quarrying

4,393

Manufacturing

13,141

Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

761

Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management etc.

160

Construction of buildings

2,409

Wholesale and Retail Trade; Vehicle Repairs

3,341

Transportation and Storage

1,870

Accommodation and Food Service Activities

4,523

Information and Communication

106,539

Financial and Insurance Activities

32,335

Real estate activities

354

Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

45,437

Administrative and Support Activities

2,495

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

551

Education

11,450

Human Health and Social Work Activities

12,937

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

3,592

Other Service Activities

5,447

Activities of households as employers etc.

33

Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies

53

Total

252,106

Source:Immigration Statistics October to December 2015, Home Office, table cs_03_q.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/502033/sponsorship-q4-2015-tabs.ods

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