Thursday, 11 March 2004

Questions (84)

Bernard J. Durkan


81 Mr. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of applications for work permits received in the past 12 months; the number granted, refused or pending; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8204/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Enterprise)

The numbers in respect of work permit applications in the 12 months up to the end of February 2004 are as follows: 47,985 received, 47,846 granted, 1,917 refused and 4,847 outstanding. It should be noted that at the commencement of the period in question approximately 4,000 applications were on hand awaiting decision. Detailed statistics on work permits are available on the work permits page of my Department's website.

Question No. 82 answered with QuestionNo. 57.