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Immigrants (Education)

Volume 21: debated on Wednesday 31 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the last circular was sent by his Department to local education authorities concerning the admission to places of education of children allowed to enter the United Kingdom by the immigration authorities; and if there are any plans to update this guidance.

A joint circular giving guidance to local education authorities on the admission of overseas students to colleges of further education was issued in 1978. The contents of that circular remain valid and there are no plans to revise it.Advice on the admission of children from overseas to local authority maintained schools is, in England, a matter for my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education and Science, who has issued guidance on the subject in the annex to his Department's circular No. 1/81.