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Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Scotland written question – answered on 24th January 2011.

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Photo of William Bain William Bain Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with representatives of the further and higher education sector in Scotland on the effects of the Government's immigration policy on (a) numbers of students and (b) economic and employment in Scotland.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

The Secretary of State for Scotland has had a number of discussions with the Scottish further and higher education sector about the Government's immigration policy. Most recently, he discussed the Government's proposals on student immigration with representatives from Scotland's colleges' principals' convention earlier this month, and with the Convenor of Universities Scotland in December.

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