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Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

Question for Home Office

UIN 728, tabled on 15 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places on the seasonal workers pilot scheme were allocated to (a) operators and (b) businesses in (i) Ayr Carrick and Cumnock, (ii) Dumfries and Galloway, (iii) Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweedale, (iv) Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk and (v) East Lothian.

Answered on

21 October 2019

The numbers of visa applications made, approved and refused under Seasonal Workers Pilot scheme are published in the quarterly Immigration statistics. This information is available on the website at:

The Seasonal Workers Pilot is a UK wide scheme. The recruitment and placement of migrant workers is managed by the two scheme operators who have been licensed to manage the pilot. Both scheme operators cover the whole of the country and in 2019 both operators were allocated 1,250 scheme places. The Home Office does not hold information relating to the allocation of workers to specific regions.

Any places allocated to applicants who subsequently decide not to travel to the UK are made available to other applicants.

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