Foreign Nationals (Work Permits) (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HC Deb 16 January 1997 vol 288 cc333-4W
Mr. Pickthall

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the average time taken for foreign nationals employed in the United Kingdom to secure extensions to their permission to stay, for each year since 1992. [11226]

(a) Average weekly hours spent in education per prisoner by prison for the financial year 1995–96
Prison name April 1995 May 1995 June 1995 July 1995 August 1995 September 1995
Acklington 5.3 4.8 5.5 6.7 5.4 4.4
Albany 7.4 7.4 7.5 7.4 7.1 7.4
Aldington n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ashwell 9.1 9.7 10.4 11.3 10.2 10.5
Askham Grange 10.3 9.7 11.0 10.1 9.4 10.4
Aylesbury 12.1 12.6 11.8 11.9 8.9 11.6
Bedford 5.2 6.0 6.4 6.4 5.7 6.0
Belmarsh 3.7 3.6 3.8 4.2 4.0 4.2
Birmingham 3.7 4.0 4.5 4.8 4.4 3.4
Blakenhurst n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Blantyre House 11.0 11.6 12.4 12.1 11.9 13.0
Blundeston 6.0 6.4 6.4 6.3 6.0 6.6
Brinsford 9.2 9.7 8.9 9.2 9.3 9.0
Bristol 2.6 3.5 3.1 3.3 2.8 2.6
Brixton 2.5 3.0 2.6 2.7 3.4 2.6
Brockhill 8.3 9.1 10.8 10.6 9.8 11.0
Buckley Hall n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bullingdon 7.7 8.8 9.0 8.7 7.2 6.8
Bullwood Hall 12.5 14.2 14.6 14.3 12.8 14.5
Camp Hill 10.2 10.9 11.1 11.7 11.2 11.0
Canterbury 7.7 8.1 8.5 9.2 7.8 9.6
Cardiff 3.7 3.6 4.2 3.6 4.6 4.7

Mr. Kirkhope

About one third of applications for further leave to remain made by work permit holders are decided in the public inquiry offices on the same day. The average time to decide the remainder was as follows:
Average number of days
Category of decision 1992 1993 1994 1995 19961
Work-permit to holders 76 78 77 62 73
All decisions2 70 77 93 88 99
1 Provisional.
2 Excluding asylum-related decisions.

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