[2nd Allotted Day]

Part of Immigration (Time Limit on Detention) – in the House of Commons at 1:11 pm on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department 1:11 pm, 5th December 2018

I actually have some sympathy with what the hon. Lady says. Interestingly, a report that I will mention in a moment—the independent Migration Advisory Committee report—talks about looking at some of the post-study work rights, and I am actively doing so. We have to be careful, however, that those post-study work rights do not in themselves become the reason for someone to choose to study in Britain. They must choose to study in Britain because of what our fantastic universities and other educational establishments have to offer. However, it is also sensible, when people choose to study in Britain and take qualifications in the skills needed in our own economy, that we have a sensible approach that allows them to stay and to continue to contribute, if that makes sense for us.