Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Home Department written question – answered on 6th July 2010.

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Photo of Simon Kirby Simon Kirby Conservative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received from (a) hon. Members, (b) owners of educational establishments that provide courses for overseas students and (c) others on the points-based system used for determining the admission of overseas students to the UK.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

The Secretary of State for the Home Department has received recent representations on the points-based system used for determining the admission of overseas students to the UK from 18 hon. Members and one representative body. These raise concerns with the operation of the student visa system and implementation of changes following a recent review commissioned by the previous Prime Minister.

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