We have received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:
- In his recent submission to the Migration Impacts Forum Liam Byrne states that the number of ‘newcomers’ to the UK under the existing HSMP scheme was 17,100 in 2006-7. This figure apparently included dependants. Can you clarify that this was the case and that the figure is for the 2006-7 financial year.
- How many migrants (and dependants) switched into the HSMP scheme from another immigration category in this same time period.
Please provide a breakdown of the immigration categories from which they switched (i.e. numbers in each category).
We released the information as an attachment below on: 25 March 2008
Date: Tue Mar 25 11:26:26 GMT 2008