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Student Visas

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 29 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many student visas have been issued to students from (a) Russia and (b) the Ukraine in each of the last eight years. (79783)

The number of student visas issued in Russia and the Ukraine in each of the last eight years are as follows:

Russia

Ukraine

2004-05

3,734

2,098

2003-04

8,900

1,895

2002-03

2,757

2,715

2001-02

7,131

3,325

2000

2,450

4,218

1999

3,525

3,319

1998

6,036

3,867

1997

9,267

3,590

Prior to 2001-02, entry clearance statistics were published by calendar year, rather than financial year.