Work Permits: Africa

Home Office written question – answered on 9th January 2017.

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Photo of Peter Lilley Peter Lilley Conservative, Hitchin and Harpenden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many work permit applications have been approved for (a) doctors and (b) nurses and auxiliary nurses from (i) Nigeria, (ii) Ghana and (iii) other African countries in each year since 2007.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

Work Permit arrangements ended in 2008 and were replaced by the Points Based System. The work permit database has been archived and there are no reporting facilities any longer on this database therefore data for 2006 and 2007 is not available.

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Steve Richard
Posted on 10 Jan 2017 1:55 pm (Report this annotation)

It would have been more helpful to have given the number of Tier 2 CoS (work permits in all but name) since 2008. However, the question was poorly worded. Part iii says "other African countries" - does he mean ALL African nations as a total figure, or a breakdown by nationality?