London Metropolitan University
Business, Innovation and Skills
David Lammy (Tottenham, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the answer of 7 September 2012, Official Report, column 496W, on London Metropolitan University, if he will publish the guidance issued to posts in British embassies and to partner organisations regarding the UK Border Agency's decision to revoke the university's licence to sponsor non-EU students.
David Willetts (Minister of State (Universities and Science), Business, Innovation and Skills; Havant, Conservative)
We do not intend to publish Government internal communications with British embassies or other partner organisations in respect of London Metropolitan University.
Internal guidance that we have issued to date has included: the current position on London Metropolitan University's Tier 4 sponsor licence and the reason for its revocation, action being taken to address the situation and guidance on how to respond to questions received.
Advice on all these points is already available in the public domain through information being published by the UK Border Agency on their website and on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website, which details action being taken by the taskforce created to help London Metropolitan University support overseas students affected by the decision.