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Foreign Students

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

11. To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what factors were taken into account when deciding to offer foreign students with student visas in Scotland the option to work for a period of two years following graduation; and if he will make a statement. (80917)

This is a matter for Scottish Ministers. The fresh talent working in Scotland scheme was launched in June 2005 to help encourage more people to live and work in Scotland.