Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Written Parliamentary Question (WPQ)
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    Lilley, Peter
    Entry Clearances: Students
    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many student visa extensions were granted for students (a) to pursue a full-time recognised degree course, (b) to pursue a weekday daytime course involving a minimum of 15 hours per week, (c) to attend a full-time course of study at an independent fee paying school, (d) to re-sit an examination, (e) to write up a thesis, (f) to follow a nursing training course at a recognised nursing educational establishment, (g) as a sabbatical officer and (h) for another purpose in 2006.
    Home Office
    Byrne, Liam
    [holding answer 21 January 2008]: The information requested in the form could be obtained by the detailed examination of individual case records only at disproportionate cost.However, statistics on decisions on applications for an extension of leave to remain are published in chapter 4 of the Command Paper ‘Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 2006’. This publication may be obtained from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics website:”http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html”
    House of Commons (HoC)
    Commons Chamber