Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Oral Parliamentary Question (OPQ)
    14.01.2008
    470 c635
    Lilley, Peter
    Student Visas
    How many overseas students had their visas extended in the latest period for which figures are available; and what proportion of those granted extension in that period had previously received an extension.
    Home Office
    Byrne, Liam



    Some 134,240 applicants were granted extensions of stay in the UK as students in 2006. Although figures are not available for those previously granted extensions in that category, the fact of a previous extension would have been taken into account. Exit controls were phased out from 1994, but from this year we are reinstating those controls so that we can count people in and out of the country, identifying those who have no right to be here.
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    08.01.2008
    14.01.2008
    House of Commons (HoC)
    Commons Chamber
    Answered
    07-08
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