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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: English Language 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 recent representations she has received from universities on the reduction in the number of English language test centres for international students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 227977 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 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is currently meeting delegates from across the English language sector to address their members’ questions about the test centre network, and to confirm that there is no change to the ability of higher education institutions to perform their own assessment of English language for those studying degree level courses and above.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2015-03-24T15:29:08.013Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T15:29:08.013Z
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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
227901
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students: English Language 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 she has made of the effect of the reduction in the number of English Language Test Centres on international students studying at UK universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 227974 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 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The reduction in the number of test centres offering English language tests for immigration purposes was necessary to ensure control and audit ability following significant abuse identified in early 2014. The Home Office has planned the Secure English Language Test centre network to meet anticipated demand and extensive transitional arrangements have been arranged to coincide with the 2014/15 academic year to minimise the impact on student applications.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2015-03-24T12:33:28.877Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T12:33:28.877Z
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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
227902
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students: English Language more like this
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 she has made of the effect of the reduction in the number of English Language Test Centres for international students on university finances. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 227975 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 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The Secure English Language Test centre network has been planned to meet anticipated demand. Overseas, the test centres have been mapped to the Visa Application Centre locations to limit the impact on travel and within the UK, there will be an adequate spread of test centres across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. There are provisions in the contract which allow us to expand the network if there is a capacity or location specific issue.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2015-03-24T15:28:13.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T15:28:13.237Z
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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
227903
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students 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 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 remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 227976 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 2015-03-24more 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 more like this
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