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Vladimir Ismaili

Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Answer of 15 June 2007, Official Report, columns 1398-99W, on Vladimir Ismaili, whether Vladimir Ismaili has been deported. [172778]

Mr. Coaker: Vladimir Ismaili remains at large. As such no deportation action has been taken against him.

Work Permits

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many professional footballers offered employment by UK football clubs were refused a work permit in each year since January 1998, broken down by nationality. [185002]

Mr. Byrne: The information requested is as follows:

The figures quoted are not provided under National Statistics protocols and have been derived from local management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change.


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Number of professional footballers who were refused a work permit for each year broken down by nationality for the period from 1 January 2000 to 1 February 2008
Nationality 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Total

Albania

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Algeria

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

0

0

0

(1)

Australia

5

(1)

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

5

Barbados

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

0

0

(1)

Belarus

(1)

(1)

0

0

0

(1)

0

0

0

5

Bermuda

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Bosnia-Herzogovina

(1)

(1)

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

5

Brazil

0

(1)

5

5

(1)

(1)

0

0

0

10

Bulgaria

0

0

(1)

0

0

(1)

0

(1)

0

5

Cameroon

0

0

(1)

5

(1)

0

(1)

0

0

5

Canada

(1)

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Chile

(1)

0

0

0

0

(1)

0

0

0

(1)

China, Peoples Republic of

0

(1)

(1)

0

0

0

(1)

0

0

5

Colombia

0

(1)

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Congo

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

0

0

(1)

Costa Rica

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

0

0

(1)

Croatia

(1)

(1)

0

0

0

0

(1)

0

0

5

Czech Republic

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Ecuador

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Egypt

0

0

0

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

(1)

Estonia

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Georgia

0

5

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

(1)

5

Ghana

0

0

0

0

5

0

0

(1)

0

5

Honduras

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Iraq

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

(1)

Israel

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Jamaica

0

(1)

(1)

0

(1)

(1)

0

(1)

0

5

Japan

0

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Latvia

5

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Liberia

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Lithuania

0

0

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Macedonia

0

(1)

0

(1)

0

(1)

0

0

0

5

Morocco

0

(1)

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

New Zealand

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

0

(1)

Nigeria

0

(1)

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Oman

0

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Poland

(1)

0

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Russia

0

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Serbia(2)

0

0

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Sierra Leone

0

0

(1)

0

0

0

(1)

0

0

(1)

Slovakia

0

0

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

South Africa

0

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

0

0

0

5

St. Kitts

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

St. Vincent

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Togo

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Trinidad and Tobago

10

5

(1)

5

0

(1)

0

(1)

0

25

Tunisia

0

0

0

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

(1)

Turkey

0

(1)

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

United States of America

5

(1)

(1)

5

0

0

(1)

0

0

10

Yugoslavia(3)

0

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Zimbabwe

(1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

(1)

Total

40

35

25

30

10

10

10

10

(1)

165

(1) Indicates 1 or 2. (2) Until 2005 Serbia was referred to as Serbia and Montenegro. (3 )Yugoslavia ceased to be a nation in 2000. Notes: 1. In November 1999 a new computer system was installed to be 2000 compliant, not all data were copied across to the new computer system; therefore, only data from 2000 onwards are reliable. 2. Figures are rounded to nearest 5. 3. Because of rounding figures may not add up to totals shown.

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