A debate on the issue of Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) visa cancellations was held in Westminster Hall on 4 September 2018.
The debate was led by Labour MP Wes Streeting, as part of a group of ten cross-party MPs who made points to the immigration minister Caroline Nokes. The full transcript of the Westminster Hall debate is available from Hansard here.
The campaign to get justice for international students accused of cheating in the TOEIC test scandal, is calling for affected students still in the UK to be allowed to retake English exams, have their names cleared and resume their studies. The scandal was first unearthed in a BBC Panorama documentary in 2014, and the Home Office has lost legal challenges over the lack of investigation and evidence used in their decision revoke student visas and deport students on a large scale. Students were not permitted to challenge the decisions in-country.
The campaign was launched in Parliament on 20 July, by Migrant Voice, a pressure and support group, as well as MPs, lawyers and some of the students impacted and is being supported by APPG for International Students Member Stephen Timms MP.
- Posted by Rhys Newcombe-Jones
- On 12/09/2018