Entry Clearances: Overseas Students
Keith Vaz (Leicester East, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Tier 4 sponsors (a) have been found to be breaking the terms of their licence and (b) had their licences revoked as a result in the most recent period for which figures are available.
Damian Green (Minister of State (Immigration), Home Office; Ashford, Conservative)
Where the UK Border Agency has serious concerns about a sponsor, it will suspend its licence pending further investigation. The total number of sponsors, since the inception of sponsorship, found to be breaking the terms of their licence is approximately 355. The UK Border Agency has revoked approximately 150 of these sponsors in total. In the last year 88 sponsors have had their licence revoked due to non-compliance.