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 when she expects the review of the points-based immigration system applied to those seeking a visa for study in the UK to conclude; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

The Coalition's Programme for Government included a commitment to prevent abuse of the student route and my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has said that she will be reviewing non-economic immigration routes and will be bringing forward further proposals for parliamentary consideration. This will include detailed consideration of the student routes; the Government intend to bring forward proposals on these routes before the end of 2010.

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