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star this property date less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals to Tier 4 visa decisions were (a) received and (b) upheld by the appellant's country of origin in each of the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 54749 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-15more like thismore than 2016-12-15
star this property answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunal Service (HMCTS) does not hold this information centrally and it can only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2016-12-15T17:15:06.093Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-15T17:15:06.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
643961
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 51925, what the average time taken for processing appeals to tier 4 visa decisions was in the last 12 months; what time targets or limits she has set in relation to processing such appeals; on how many occasions the length of time taken to process such an appeal has prevented a successful applicant from taking up a place at a UK higher education institution in the last 12 months; and what the country of origin of each such applicant was. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 54785 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-15more like thismore than 2016-12-15
star this property answer text <p>Information on the average time taken for processing appeals to Tier 4 visa decisions in the last 12 months is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p>Targets or time limits are not set for processing appeals from Tier 4 decisions.</p><p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunal Service (HMCTS) does not hold information on how many occasions the length of time taken in such cases prevented a successful applicant from taking up a place at a UK higher education institution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2016-12-15T17:17:57.673Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-15T17:17:57.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
573748
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of using institutional visa refusal rates as a indicator of institutional compliance with Tier 4 visa regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 44549 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office launched a Tier 4 visa pilot involving the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Bath and Imperial College London on 25 July. The pilot has been introduced to test the benefits of a differentiated approach within the education sector on the basis of compliance with immigration sponsorship requirements.</p><p>The pilot is deliberately narrow in scope, with the institutions selected on the basis of their consistently low level of visa refusals. Visa refusal rates are part of the Basic Compliance Assessment, which requires all Tier 4 sponsors to meet three core requirements based on measures of visa refusals, enrolment and completion of studies.</p><p>The limited nature of the pilot is intended to ensure that the outcomes can be adequately monitored, whilst minimising the risk of unintended consequences, before considering rolling-out the scheme more widely.</p><p>The four selected institutions were consulted regarding its implementation. Should the pilot be successful and rolled out more widely, the Home Office will consult key stakeholders about its expansion.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 44187 more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T15:45:18.987Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T15:45:18.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
599552
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-11more like thismore than 2016-10-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criteria for inclusion in the limited post-study work visa pilot were; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 48003 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Tier 4 visa pilot has been introduced to test the benefits of a differentiated approach within the education sector on the basis of compliance with immigration sponsorship requirements.</p><p>The four universities chosen to participate in the Tier 4 visa pilot, namely the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Bath and Imperial College London, were chosen on the basis of their consistently low visa refusal rates.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T19:19:06.36Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T19:19:06.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
604880
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-18more like thismore than 2016-10-18
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 48003, if she will publish the visa refusal rates for (a) Cambridge University, (b) Oxford University, (c) Bath University, (d) Imperial College London, (e) Edinburgh University, (f) Glasgow University, (g) University of St Andrews and (h) Aberdeen University in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 49108 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-26more like thismore than 2016-10-26
star this property answer text <p>Visa refusal rate data is produced for internal use only and is not intended for publication. The data requested provides sensitive information about sponsors’ compliance with their immigration requirements and by extension how likely they are to retain their sponsor licence.</p><p>As this information could potentially impact their reputation and ability to attract international students, and therefore their commercial viability, we are unable to provide the information requested on the basis of commercial confidentiality.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-10-26T16:50:52.583Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-26T16:50:52.583Z
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1562
star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
623442
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-28more like thismore than 2016-10-28
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2016 to Question 49108, what assessment she has made of the proportion of visa refusals that relate to university admissions; and how many visa applications have related to such admissions in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 50908 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Data regarding the number and proportion of visa refusals under Tier 4 of the Points Based System over the last five years can be found within the data tables produced for the immigration statistics, last published in August 2016 including data up to and including June 2016:</p><p>All data tables:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-april-to-june-2016-data-tables</p><p>Visa applications table:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/546766/entry-visas1-q2-2016-tabs.ods</p><p>The data tables do not split the data according to the sponsoring institution type. Whilst this data is recorded in relation to each institution it is not held centrally in such a way as to be available without incurring disproportionate costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-11-03T17:50:38.017Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-03T17:50:38.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
628969
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star this property date less than 2016-11-04more like thismore than 2016-11-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many investigations have been undertaken in each of the last 12 months into UK Visas and Immigration officials failing to carry out Tier 4 interviews fairly and consistently; and what action was taken on each such occasion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 51921 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The information requested on investigations is not held centrally and is only available at disproportionate cost.</p><p>All decisions to refuse students on the basis of an interview can be appealed under the Administrative Review process and by an independent decision-maker. UK Visas and Immigration also have a specialist international assurance function that will review decisions on Tier 4 applications.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-11-21T17:23:19.747Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-21T17:23:19.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
628970
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star this property date less than 2016-11-04more like thismore than 2016-11-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) safeguards and (b) procedures are in place to ensure the fair and consistent operation of the Genuine Student Rule and Tier 4 interview policy by UK Visas and Immigration officers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 51922 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-14more like thismore than 2016-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Interviews are conducted with international students as part of the visa application process in order to confirm that the applicant meets the requirements of the UK immigration rules, in particular that he or she is a genuine student. Entry Clearance Officers have access to detailed guidance on how the Genuine Student Rule should be implemented with reference to the relevant sections of the immigrations rules, and guidance when interviewing may be required to support decision making.</p><p>Entry Clearance Managers will conduct regular reviews on the Tier 4 decision making process and UKVI International have a specialist assurance function that reviews decision quality of PBS applications.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-11-14T16:11:10.2Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-14T16:11:10.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
628971
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star this property date less than 2016-11-04more like thismore than 2016-11-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has issued guidance on what questions are (a) appropriate and (b) inappropriate to be asked by UK Visas and Immigration officers when conducting Tier 4 interviews in relation to the Genuine Student Rule. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 51923 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-14more like thismore than 2016-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Entry Clearance staff are provided with full guidance on how the Genuine Student Rule should be implemented and this includes guidance on interviewing in support of making final decisions on Points Based System Tier 4 cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-11-14T15:43:16.89Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-14T15:43:16.89Z
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1562
star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
628972
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star this property date less than 2016-11-04more like thismore than 2016-11-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many appeals to Tier 4 visa decisions were (a) received and (b) upheld by the appellant's country of origin in each of the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 51924 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-14more like thismore than 2016-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The information for how many appeals received and upheld for Tier 4 visa decisions in the last 12 months is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-11-14T15:42:47.233Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-14T15:42:47.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this