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Overseas Students

Volume 22: debated on Wednesday 28 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what instructions have been given to immigration officers about overseas students who are found to be receiving rent rebates or allowances.

The immigration rules provide that a passenger seeking entry as a student must satisfy the immigration officer that he can meet the cost of his course and his maintenance without recourse to public funds. The receipt of a rent allowance or rate rebate by an overseas student would be a factor to be taken into account in considering whether to grant any subsequent application for an extension of stay or for readmission after a temporary absence abroad.