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1007078
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 Educational Testing Service 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, what proportion of the Test of English for International Communication tests were found to be (a) invalid and (b) questionable in the review carried out by Educational Testing Service for his Department in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 191254 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>UKVI transparency data provides details of invalid and questionable test results in response to the abuse of secure English language testing. A link to the most recent available data is provided here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-and-permanent-migration-data-february-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-and-permanent-migration-data-february-2017</a></p><p>The table in SELT_01 contains the information requested. The data was last published in February 2017 and only contains data to the last quarter (December 2016). ETS data is no longer published after this date.</p><p>Further details (including on total number of test analysed by ETS) have previously been provided to the Home Affairs Select Committee. This information continues to be available on their website.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T17:58:30.8Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:58:30.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1007770
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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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 Educational Testing Service more like this
unstar 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 of the 22,694 people who had taken the Test of English for International Communication tests from 2011 to 2014 and whose results were found by the Educational Testing Service to have been questionable were invited (a) to resit a test and (b) to attend an interview. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 191848 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>No action to refuse leave on the grounds of a questionable certificate was taken against anybody without first giving them the opportunity to re-sit their test with another provider or attend an interview with a Home Office official.</p><p>Whilst ETS notified the Home Office of 22,694 questionable UK test certificates, the actual number where it was relevant to require a fresh test and an interview with a Home Office official was much smaller. The exact information requested is not held centrally, and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T14:58:13.133Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T14:58:13.133Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1007771
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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 Educational Testing Service more like this
unstar 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, how many of the 22,694 people who had taken the Test of English for International Communication test from 2011 to 2014 and whose results were found by the Educational Testing Service to have been questionable subsequently had (a) no action taken against them and (b) their visa cancelled or curtailed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 191849 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally, and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. UKVI transparency data provides details of refusal, curtailments and removal decisions in response to the abuse of secure English language testing. A link to the most recent available data is provided here;</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-and-permanent-migration-data-february-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-and-permanent-migration-data-february-2017</a></p><p>The table in SELT_02 is the closest match to the information requested. The data was last published in February 2017 and only contains data to the last quarter (December 2016). ETS data is no longer published after this date.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T15:04:35.913Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:04:35.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1017192
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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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 Educational Testing Service more like this
unstar 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 oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration of 4 September 2018, Official Report column 52WH, how many of the 22,6924 people with TOEIC test certificates whose results were found by ETS to be questionable subsequently (a) resat a test and (b) attended an interview. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 197313 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 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally, and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>Further details based on locally held management information (including numbers on opportunities to sit a further test and invites to interview) have previously been provided to the Home Affairs Select Committee. This information continues to be available on their website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:30:04.53Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:30:04.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1017193
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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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 Educational Testing Service more like this
unstar 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 oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration of 4 September 2018, Official Report column 52WH, what steps were taken against those people out of the 22,694 with TOEIC certificates whose results were found by ETS to be questionable who did not subsequently (a) resit a test and (b) attend an interview. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 197314 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 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>No action to refuse leave on the grounds of a questionable certificate should have been taken against anybody without first giving them the opportunity to resit their test with another provider or attend an interview with a Home Office official.</p><p>Whilst ETS notified the Home Office of 22,694 questionable UK test certificates, the actual number where it was relevant to require a fresh test and an interview with a Home Office official will have been much smaller.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:31:42.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:31:42.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1020593
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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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 Educational Testing Service more like this
unstar 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 dated 4 December 2018 to Question 197314, in what circumstances was it (a) relevant and (b) not relevant to require people with TOEIC certificates whose results were found by ETS to be questionable to undertake a fresh test or an interview. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 199763 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 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>Information on the circumstances in which it was relevant to require a fresh test and an interview with a Home Office official was provided to the HASC on 17 August 2016. A link is provided here:<br><a href="http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36543.pdf" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36543.pdf</a> Question 114 contains the information requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T17:39:34.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T17:39:34.953Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1042274
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star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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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 Overseas Students: English Language more like this
unstar 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, on what date his Department awarded ETS a contract to undertake English language tests for overseas students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 209280 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Home Affairs Committee inquiry into the Home Office's use of English-language testing in relation to the issuing of visas, with particular reference to its handling of recent allegations involving English-language test centres, can be found in the following links.</p><p><br>Question 60, contains information requested in PQ 209280: <br><a href="http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36541.pdf" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36541.pdf</a></p><p>Annex C contains information requested in PQ 209281:<br><a href="http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36543.pdf" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36543.pdf</a></p><p>Question 25 in the following link contains information requested in PQ 209282:<br><a href="http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/33662.pdf" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/33662.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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209281 more like this
209282 more like this
209283 more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T16:41:26.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:41:26.443Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1042275
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star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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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 Overseas Students: English Language more like this
unstar 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, what arrangements his Department has put in place to monitor performance on the contract awarded to ETS to undertake English language tests for overseas students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 209281 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Home Affairs Committee inquiry into the Home Office's use of English-language testing in relation to the issuing of visas, with particular reference to its handling of recent allegations involving English-language test centres, can be found in the following links.</p><p><br>Question 60, contains information requested in PQ 209280: <br><a href="http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36541.pdf" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36541.pdf</a></p><p>Annex C contains information requested in PQ 209281:<br><a href="http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36543.pdf" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36543.pdf</a></p><p>Question 25 in the following link contains information requested in PQ 209282:<br><a href="http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/33662.pdf" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/33662.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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209280 more like this
209282 more like this
209283 more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T16:41:26.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:41:26.49Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1042276
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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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 Overseas Students: English Language more like this
unstar 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, how many bidders were considered by his Department in the procurement exercise which led to a contract being awarded to ETS to undertake English language tests for overseas students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 209282 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Home Affairs Committee inquiry into the Home Office's use of English-language testing in relation to the issuing of visas, with particular reference to its handling of recent allegations involving English-language test centres, can be found in the following links.</p><p><br>Question 60, contains information requested in PQ 209280: <br><a href="http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36541.pdf" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36541.pdf</a></p><p>Annex C contains information requested in PQ 209281:<br><a href="http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36543.pdf" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36543.pdf</a></p><p>Question 25 in the following link contains information requested in PQ 209282:<br><a href="http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/33662.pdf" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/33662.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
209280 more like this
209281 more like this
209283 more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T16:41:26.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:41:26.553Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1042277
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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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 Overseas Students: English Language more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 the value was of the contract awarded to ETS to undertake English language tests for overseas students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 209283 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Home Affairs Committee inquiry into the Home Office's use of English-language testing in relation to the issuing of visas, with particular reference to its handling of recent allegations involving English-language test centres, can be found in the following links.</p><p><br>Question 60, contains information requested in PQ 209280: <br><a href="http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36541.pdf" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36541.pdf</a></p><p>Annex C contains information requested in PQ 209281:<br><a href="http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36543.pdf" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36543.pdf</a></p><p>Question 25 in the following link contains information requested in PQ 209282:<br><a href="http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/33662.pdf" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/33662.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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209280 more like this
209281 more like this
209282 more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T16:41:26.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:41:26.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this