Bogus Colleges

Oral Evidence

The Home Affairs Committee will hold a second and final evidence session on Tuesday 16 June 2009 to investigate the issue of “bogus colleges” as a front to sell fraudulent visas.

At approximately 12 noon
Kevin Brennan MP, Minister For Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeships And Consumer Affairs, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Chairman of the Committee, Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, said:

“T he issue of ‘bogus colleges’ has exposed serious flaws in the immigration system and the provision of student visas. Evidence last week from representatives of legitimate further education institutions indicated that the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills could do more to regulate private educational institutions to prevent non-legitimate colleges from being set up. We therefore decided to extend our short inquiry to take evidence from  the Minister of State.”

Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster.

The session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee room and timing are subject to change.