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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students remove filter
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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, what his policy is on excluding foreign university students from net immigration targets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Net migration statistics are produced by the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS). In line with the internationally agreed UN definition, these statistics define a migrant as someone changing their normal place of residence for more than a year. This includes students in net migration in the same way as other migrants. Other countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand also include students in their net migration figures. <br><br>Net migration measures the difference between the number of peoplecoming the UK and the number leaving, so if students return home after<br>their studies, their impact on long-term net migration will be minimal. The ONS has recently improved its methodology so that it is possible to<br>better identify students in the emigration flows to give a more accurate measure of the contribution of students to overall net migration.In the last year, 124,000 non-EU students came to Britain to stay for more than 12 months, and the ONS estimates that only 50,000 left the country. <br><br>All migrants who are in the UK for 12 months or more have an impact on our communities, infrastructure and public services. Changing the way we measure migration would not make any difference to our student migration policy. There is no cap on the number of students who can come to the UK, and the county remains open to the brightest and the best.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:46:23.9636243Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:46:23.9636243Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students remove filter
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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, what (a) assessment she has made and (b) research he has commissioned on the potential effect on UK export growth of the inclusion of foreign students in the Government's net migration target. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 211990 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>There is no cap on the number of foreign students who can come to the UK so there is no effect on UK export growth from their inclusion in the way the UK measures net migration. <br><br>Net migration statistics are produced by the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS). In line with the internationally agreed UN definition, these statistics define a migrant as someone changing their normal place of residence for more than a year. This includes students in net migration in the same way as other migrants are included. Other countries, such as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand also include students in their net migration figures. <br><br>Net migration measures the difference between the number of people coming to the UK and the number leaving, so if students return home after their studies, their impact on long-term net migration will be minimal. The ONS has recently improved its methodology so that it is possible to better identify students in the emigration flows to give a more accurate measure of the contribution of students to overall net migration. In the last year, 124,000 non-EU students came to Britain to stay for more than 12 months, and the ONS estimates that only 50,000 left the country. <br><br>All migrants who are in the UK for 12 months or more have an impact on our communities, infrastructure and public services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T16:41:58.577Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T16:41:58.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students remove filter
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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 information her Department holds on the number of occasions on which universities have withdrawn offers from international students who have stayed in the country for up to 28 days under the visa grace period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 26778 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold information related to general offers by universities to individual international students. The offer is only formalised for Tier 4 purposes when a university generates a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). The number of CAS withdrawn from students who have overstayed by less than 28 days is not recorded by the department.</p><p>All students wishing to extend their leave in the UK must submit a valid application for further leave to remain before their visa expires. Although the Immigration Rules allow students up to 28 days after the expiry of their leave to make an application, there is no grace period within which a student can lawfully overstay. All applications for further leave to remain will fall for refusal if a student has overstayed for more than 28 days, unless there were exceptional circumstances which prevented them from applying within the 28 day period.</p><p>The number of CAS which universities have assigned to international students and then subsequently withdrawn before a decision is made by the Home Office, from 5 October 2009 to 30 September 2015, is 103,753.</p><p>This figure includes applications made overseas and in the UK and includes withdrawals for a variety of reasons. We are unable to breakdown the numbers into specific reasons without exceeding proportionate costs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2016-02-22T16:17:33.04Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T16:17:33.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students remove filter
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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, what assessment she has made of the effect on universities of their financial liability for international students overstaying their visas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 26779 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property answer text <p>There has been no assessment made as the Home Office currently places no direct financial penalties on sponsors whose students overstay their visa.</p><p>Our system of sponsorship is based on two basic principles; those who benefit most directly from migration (including universities that bring in migrants) help to prevent the system being abused; and those applying to come to the UK to study are eligible to do so and a reputable education provider genuinely wishes to take them on. The ability to recruit international students is not an automatic right, but a privilege. It is right, therefore, that sponsors check that a student is genuine and that they intend to leave the UK, or switch into work route, once their visa has expired before offering them a place. Making sure that, at the end of their visa, students leave the UK at the end of their visa or remain here legally is just as important a part of running a fair and efficient immigration system as controlling who comes here in the first place.</p><p>The Government has made clear our intention to use the introduction of exit checks to place more responsibility on sponsors for migrants who overstay. We are currently considering how to best deliver this commitment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2016-02-22T16:15:33.293Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T16:15:33.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students remove filter
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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, if she will take steps to ensure that international students and graduates are exempted from targets to reduce net migration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Antrim more like this
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Ian Paisley more like this
star this property uin 224984 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-05more like thismore than 2015-03-05
star this property answer text <p>International students are included in net migration statistics which are <br>produced by the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS). In line with <br>the internationally agreed UN definition, these statistics define a migrant as <br>someone changing their normal place of residence for more than a year. Students <br>are therefore included in the same way as other migrants. Other countries, such <br>as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand also include students <br>in their net migration figures.<br><br>The ONS has recently improved its methodology so that it is possible to better <br>identify students in the emigration flows to give a more accurate measure of <br>the contribution of students to overall net migration. The ONS estimates that <br>in the year ending September 2014, 133,000, non-EU students came to Britain<br>to stay for more than 12 months, but only 48,000 left the country.<br><br>All migrants who are in the UK for 12 months or more have an impact on our <br>communities, infrastructure and public services. Changing the way we measure <br>migration would not make any difference to our student migration policy. <br><br>Nonetheless, the United Kingdom welcomes the brightest and best students from <br>around the globe to our world-class universities. There is no cap on the <br>number of students who can come to the UK. All those who are sponsored by a <br>reputable institution, have the right qualifications and sufficient funds to <br>support themselves and can speak adequate English can study here. The UK has an <br>excellent offer for international students, and as a result remains the second <br>most popular destination for international higher education students. The <br>latest figures show that between 2012/13 and 2013/14 academic years there has <br>been a 6% increase (to 165,515) of full time non-EU new entrants to UK Higher <br>Education Providers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-03-05T16:08:17.537Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-05T16:08:17.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students remove filter
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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, what assessment she has made of the potential economic effect of (a) reducing and (b) increasing the number of international students studying at UK universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 227976 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>There is no limit on the number of genuine international students who can come to study here, and the reforms we have made to tackle abuse have not deterred <br>the brightest and the best from coming to study at our world-class universities. <br><br>Figures show that there has been an increase of 18% in visa applications from university students compared to 2010 and increase of 30% for those wishing to attend a Russell Group university compared to 2010. <br><br>Higher education statistics for the academic year 2013-14 show that there has been strong growth in countries such as Malaysia (+13%) and Hong Kong (+7%). Chinese new entrants have also more than doubled since 2008-09.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T12:29:15.55Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T12:29:15.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students remove filter
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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, if she will make it her policy not to classify overseas students as immigrants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 3623 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
star this property answer text <p>The UK welcomes the brightest and best to study in our country. There is no cap on the number of non-EU students who can study at our world-class institutions. The UK has an excellent offer for international students, and as a result remains the second most popular destination for international higher education students. The latest figures show that in the year ending September 2014 there was a 4% increase (to 179,390) of full time non-EU new entrants to UK Higher Education Providers.</p><p>Published Home Office immigration statistics record data on all people coming to the UK or remaining here who are subject to immigration control. This includes all non-EU students. All migrants who are in the UK for 12 months or more have an impact on our communities, infrastructure and public services.</p><p>International students are also included in net migration statistics that are produced by the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS). In line with the internationally agreed UN definition, these statistics define a migrant as someone changing their normal place of residence for more than a year. Students are therefore included in the same way as other migrants. Other countries, such as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand also include students in their net migration figures.</p><p>The ONS estimates that in 2014, 135,000 non-EU students came to Britain to stay for more than 12 months, but only 44,000 left the UK. This is a difference of 91,000. Several thousand of those who stayed have switched into skilled work, and we welcome the skills that they bring. However, many more over stay and do not leave when they should and is an important component of net migration. The Government is considering what further measures may be appropriate to address this issue.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-06-30T15:52:58.977Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-30T15:52:58.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students remove filter
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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, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Government's immigration policies on the number of international students enrolling in UK universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dumfries and Galloway more like this
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Richard Arkless more like this
star this property uin 19663 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-16more like thismore than 2015-12-16
star this property answer text <p>We have an excellent offer for international students who wish to study at our world-leading institutions and there remains no limit on the number who can do so. As a result, the UK remains the second most popular destination in the world for international higher education students, and our excellent universities continue to attract large volumes of overseas students.</p><p>Annual visa applications from international students to study at British universities are now 17 per cent higher than they were in 2010, with visa applications to our elite Russell Group universities up by 39 per cent since 2010.</p><p>The most recent figures produced by the Higher Education Statistics Agency also show a 6 per cent increase in the number of full-time non-EU new enrolments to UK higher education institutions between 2012/13 and 2013/14.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-12-16T17:43:35.913Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T17:43:35.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Arkless more like this