Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Ceisteanna (159, 160)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

159. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of employment permits granted for non-EEA workers in each of the years 2010 to 2018, by occupation and sector, in tabular form. [1997/19]

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Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

160. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of applications for work permits received in each of the years 2015 to 2018; and the number of applications that remained to be processed by 31 December in each year, in tabular form. [1998/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 159 and 160 together.

The information requested by the Deputy regarding the number of employment permits granted for non-EEA workers in each of the years 2010 to 2108, listed by occupation and sector, is set out in tabular form.

The Employment Permits Section of my Department has used the international Standard Occupational Classification (SOC Codes) system to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data since 2013.

The following table sets out the information requested by the Deputy in regard to the number of applications accepted in each of the years 2015 to 2018, and the number of applications that remained to be processed by 31 December in each year in tabular form.

2015

2016

2017

2018

Applications Accepted

9,021

11,317

13,217

16,735

Applications that remained to be processed by 31 December

*1,134

*1,140

1,192

2,630

* The figures for applications that remain to be processed at 31 December 2015 and 2016 are approximates.

Occupation and Sector