Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Home Department written question – answered on 11th January 2010.

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Photo of Mark Oaten Mark Oaten Liberal Democrat, Winchester

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many students have been (a) served with enforcement notices and (b) deported since the implementation of Tier 4 of the points-based immigration system.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (the North West), Home Office, Minister of State (the North West), HM Treasury, Minister of State (the North West), Regional Affairs

holding answer 25 November 2009

Tier 4 of the points based system was implemented on 31 March 2009, replacing the previous arrangements for overseas students to come and study in the UK.

Between 31 March 2009 and 14 December 2009 2101 former students, which would include people who were students under the arrangements which applied before the implementation of Tier 4, have been served with enforcement form IS 151A of which 1,811 have been removed from the UK.

These figures are not provided under National Statistics protocols and have been derived from local management information. They are therefore provisional and subject to change.

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