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1003808
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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
star this property hansard heading Visas: 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, how many credibility interviews have been carried out for students by Entry Clearance Officers in academic year (a) 2017-18 (b) 2016-17, (c) 2015-16, (d) 2014-15 and (e) 2013-14. 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 189678 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not publish data relating to credibility interviews.</p><p>All published data available for International operations can be found at the link below:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-august-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-august-2018</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T19:06:12.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T19:06:12.993Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1003809
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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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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 international students obtained a Tier 4 visa in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2015-16, (d) 2014-15 and (e) 2013-14 academic years; and how many of those students came from a nation registered in Appendix H of the Immigration Rules. 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 189679 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 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>Information on grants of Tier 4 entry clearance visas, by nationality, is published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics, Visas data tables volume 3, table vi_06_q_s, latest edition at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018/list-of-tables#visas" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018/list-of-tables#visas</a></p><p>Information relating to July to September (Q3) 2018 is planned to be published on 29 November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T12:40:26.003Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:40:26.003Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1003810
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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
unstar this property house id 1 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, how many members of staff are employed as Entry Clearance Officers assessing Tier 4 student visa applications. 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 189680 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>On 30 September 2018, the following numbers of Entry Clearance Officers and Entry Clearance Assistants were employed in relation to the processing of overseas visa applications:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>EO/ECO</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>AO/ECA</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>497</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>724</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>These staff can work on a range of case types and are not solely employed to process Tier 4 applications.</p><p>Historic data for staffing levels in a respect of academic year periods is not held.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 189681 more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T19:11:01.023Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T19:11:01.023Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1003811
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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
unstar this property house id 1 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, how many staff were employed as Entry Clearance Officers assessing Tier 4 student visa applications in the (a) 2017-18, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2015-16, (d) 2014-15 and (e) 2013-14 academic years. 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 189681 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>On 30 September 2018, the following numbers of Entry Clearance Officers and Entry Clearance Assistants were employed in relation to the processing of overseas visa applications:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>EO/ECO</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>AO/ECA</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>497</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>724</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>These staff can work on a range of case types and are not solely employed to process Tier 4 applications.</p><p>Historic data for staffing levels in a respect of academic year periods is not held.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 189680 more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T19:11:01.143Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T19:11:01.143Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1003812
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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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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, whether his Department recognises any categories beyond compliant and non-compliant in relation to higher education institutions and Tier 4 student immigration. 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 189682 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 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>To obtain and maintain a Tier 4 sponsor licence, institutions must show that all their sites meet acceptable educational quality standards, including both the quality of teaching and the management of the institution. An educational oversight body, which is independent from the Home Office, makes this assessment.</p><p>A sponsor which fails an educational oversight inspection will not be permitted to sponsor any further Tier 4 students until it achieves a satisfactory rating in a subsequent inspection, but will not have its licence revoked. It will be permitted to continue teaching its current Tier 4 students.</p><p>Tier 4 sponsors must also pass a Basic Compliance Assessment, which is a mandatory annual check on the compliance rate of a sponsor’s students. If a sponsor fails this check, it will normally have its licence revoked and will therefore not be able to sponsor any further Tier 4 students. There are no other compliance factors relating to Tier 4 sponsors which affect the consideration of Tier 4 immigration applications other than whether the sponsor continues to hold a valid tier 4 licence.</p><p>If a sponsor’s Tier 4 licence is revoked, the Home Office will consider whether the reasons that led to the revocation affect any other sponsor licence that it holds. Any action taken against the other licence depends on the nature of the compliance issues identified. Such actions may include imposing an action plan to assist the sponsor improve its compliance, or revocation of the licence in serious cases of non-compliance.</p><p>Each application is assessed on its own merits against the relevant immigration rules and policy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 189683 more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T12:44:57.703Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:44:57.703Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1003813
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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
unstar this property house id 1 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, whether the revocation of a Tier 4 licence from a higher education institution effects any other immigration licence that institution may hold. 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 189683 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 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>To obtain and maintain a Tier 4 sponsor licence, institutions must show that all their sites meet acceptable educational quality standards, including both the quality of teaching and the management of the institution. An educational oversight body, which is independent from the Home Office, makes this assessment.</p><p>A sponsor which fails an educational oversight inspection will not be permitted to sponsor any further Tier 4 students until it achieves a satisfactory rating in a subsequent inspection, but will not have its licence revoked. It will be permitted to continue teaching its current Tier 4 students.</p><p>Tier 4 sponsors must also pass a Basic Compliance Assessment, which is a mandatory annual check on the compliance rate of a sponsor’s students. If a sponsor fails this check, it will normally have its licence revoked and will therefore not be able to sponsor any further Tier 4 students. There are no other compliance factors relating to Tier 4 sponsors which affect the consideration of Tier 4 immigration applications other than whether the sponsor continues to hold a valid tier 4 licence.</p><p>If a sponsor’s Tier 4 licence is revoked, the Home Office will consider whether the reasons that led to the revocation affect any other sponsor licence that it holds. Any action taken against the other licence depends on the nature of the compliance issues identified. Such actions may include imposing an action plan to assist the sponsor improve its compliance, or revocation of the licence in serious cases of non-compliance.</p><p>Each application is assessed on its own merits against the relevant immigration rules and policy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 189682 more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T12:44:57.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:44:57.75Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
993639
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star this property date less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
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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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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 student study visas were refused in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 182844 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 2018-10-26more like thismore than 2018-10-26
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of study entry clearance visas granted, and refused, is published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics, Visas volume 1 table vi_01_q, latest edition at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018/list-of-tables#visas" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018/list-of-tables#visas</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-10-26T12:37:58.327Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-26T12:37:58.327Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
992818
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star this property date less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
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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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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 student study visas were issued in 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 182179 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 2018-10-30more like thismore than 2018-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of study entry clearance visas granted is published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics, Visas volume 1 table vi_01_q, latest edition at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018/list-of-tables#visas" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018/list-of-tables#visas </a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-10-30T16:47:03.26Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-30T16:47:03.26Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
988643
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
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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 pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to replicate the provisions of Tier 2 visa requirements for EU students studying in the UK after the UK has left the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 180251 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 2018-10-24more like thismore than 2018-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government is considering a range of options for the future immigration system and we will publish a White Paper later in the autumn.</p><p>The independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published its report on the impact of international students in the UK in September 2018. The Government welcomes this report and thanks the MAC for their work. The report makes it clear that international students offer a positive economic benefit to the UK and offers a number of policy recommendations. We will be considering this report carefully and engaging widely as we develop proposals for the future system which will be implemented from 2021.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-10-24T15:34:54.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-24T15:34:54.51Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4478
unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
988644
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
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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 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 he has made of the potential merits of introducing short-term visas for students from EU countries studying in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 180252 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 2018-10-24more like thismore than 2018-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government is considering a range of options for the future immigration system and we plan to publish a White Paper later in the autumn.</p><p>The Migration Advisory Committee recently published its report on the impact of international students in the UK. The report makes it clear that international students, including short-term students, offer positive economic benefit to the UK and offers a number of policy recommendations. The Government is carefully considering the recommendations and will be setting out its full response in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-10-24T15:37:19.56Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-24T15:37:19.56Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4478
unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this