Extracted from the Hansard (Parliamentary reports) for the record:

Parliamentary sitting of 29 February 2016.

Mr Chen Show Mao asked the Minister for Manpower (a) from 2011 to 2015, what is the number of foreigners given Dependant Passes; and (b) what is the number of Dependant Pass holders who are given the Letter of Consent granting them permission to work.

Mr Lim Swee Say: The increase in Dependant Passes (DP) and Letters of Consent issued to DPs from 2011 to 2015 are as follows:

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