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Entry Clearances: English Language

Home Department written question – answered on 7th July 2011.

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Photo of Simon Hart Simon Hart Conservative, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many entry clearance applications were rejected as a result of the applicant having taken an English language test through a provider not approved by her Department in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

A breakdown of the number of rejections based on non-approved test providers is not available. Only the total number of rejections is available. Between November 2010 and May 2011 there have been 113 ‘Refusals—English language Requirement Not Met’ events recorded on the Proviso case working system.

These data are based on management information. It is provisional and subject to change.

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