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Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effect on numbers of English language schools of recent changes to the Tier 4 points-based immigration system. (321823)

These changes came into force on 3 March and we continually monitor Tier 4 to ensure its effectiveness. Our policies are carefully balanced to protect the integrity of the UK's immigration system while safeguarding the ability for genuine international students who wish to study here.