MPs debate the issue of student visas

17 June 2011

Paul Blomfield, Labour MP for Sheffield Central, moved a Backbench Business debate in Westminster Hall on Thursday 16 June on the subject of student visas.

Watch and read in the debate and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Minister for Immigration, Damian Green, responded to the debate on behalf of the Government.

Find current parliamentary material on immigration in the Topics section on the Parliament website.

Backbench Business Committee

The House of Commons established the Backbench Business Committee on 15 June 2010. The Committee has responsibility for scheduling debates that are devoted to backbench business in the House of Commons Chamber and Westminster Hall.

Westminster Hall debates

Westminster Hall adjournment debates allow MPs to discuss issues of local or personal interest which rarely have time to be debated in the main Chamber of the House of Commons. MPs can discuss a variety of issues and receive a response from a government Minister.

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