House of Commons
VISA REFUSALS BASED ON TOEIC ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST ALLEGATIONS
EDM #2061
Tabled 06 February 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House notes the important contribution of international students to UK higher education; welcomes the presence of those who have entrusted their education to the UK; is concerned about the 35,870 students whose visas have been refused, revoked or curtailed due to allegations of cheating in the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) on the basis of doubtful evidence provided by the US testing firm ETS; urges the Government to allow those who have been accused of cheating on TOEIC and who remain in the UK to sit a new secure test; calls on the Government to reinstate the previous visa status of those who pass, granting them time to complete their studies and to clear their names of the allegations levelled at them; urges the Government to provide clarity on the 22,000 students whose tests ETS claimed were “questionable”; and further urges the Government to halt the detention and removal of students affected.

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Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
07 February 2019
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
07 February 2019
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
07 February 2019
Dent Coad, Emma
Labour
07 February 2019
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
07 February 2019
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
07 February 2019
Benn, Hilary
Labour
08 February 2019
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
11 February 2019
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
11 February 2019
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
11 February 2019
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
12 February 2019
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
12 February 2019
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
12 February 2019
Osamor, Kate
Labour
12 February 2019
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
12 February 2019
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
13 February 2019
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
13 February 2019
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
13 February 2019
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
13 February 2019
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
13 February 2019
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
13 February 2019
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
13 February 2019
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
14 February 2019
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
14 February 2019
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
14 February 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
15 February 2019
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
18 February 2019
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
19 February 2019
Glindon, Mary
Labour
21 February 2019
Western, Matt
Labour
21 February 2019
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
25 February 2019
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
05 March 2019
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
05 March 2019
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
11 March 2019
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
15 March 2019
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
07 May 2019
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
04 June 2019
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