18 June 2015

Asked by Frank Field (Labour, Birkenhead)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many permanent residence cards were issued to non-EEA nationals who were (a) family or (b) extended family members of EEA nationals living in the UK in each of the last three years.

Answered by James Brokenshire (Home Office, Minister of State for Immigration)

The available information is given in the table below: Permanent Residence cards granted to Non-EEA dependant relatives of EEA nationals resident in the United Kingdom after 5 years living in the UK.

Year Number of grants

2012 6,703

2013 7,951

2014 9,962

Source: Immigration Statistics table ee_02

Grants: The issue of documentation under the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006

The latest Home Office immigration statistics, on decisions in Residence Document applications by nationality, are published in Immigration Statistics January to March 2015, table ee_02 (European Economic Area tables), which is available from the Department’s website at:https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release

A copy will be placed in the Library of the House.