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Controlling Migration

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 3:33 pm on 23rd November 2010.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee 3:33 pm, 23rd November 2010

The Home Secretary is more famous for her footwear than her headgear, but may I welcome the exemptions to the cap that she has announced today? The Home Affairs Committee made recommendations on intra-company transfers and elite scientists, and this is the right approach for the immigration policy that the Government have decided to pursue. On students, however, she will not be able to tackle the issue of bogus colleges unless she accepts a previous recommendation by the Committee to restrict the use of the word "college". It is because this word continues to be used that people enter this country and pursue non-educational courses. Will she please look into that? Will she also examine how the whole administration of the immigration system operates in relation to illegal immigration?