Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Home Department written question – answered on 29th February 2012.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inspections of Tier 4 colleges have been carried out in the last three months.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

Alt Tier 4 sponsors have been visited at least twice, once by their accreditation body and once by the UK Border Agency. In 2011, the UK Border Agency carried out approximately 900 inspections. Around half of these inspections were unannounced and approximately a third took place between October and December 2011.

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