I am going to move on now to police registration certificates. I have been contacted by the University of London Union and there have been press reports about the debacle that happened only a few weeks ago where I understand that students who are foreign nationals have to register with the police. Recently the category of students who have to register has been widely widened. I understand that the numbers are now higher. We have had reports that the MPS has struggled to cope with demand and that some of the information given by the police may have been confusing.
We have had examples of international students saying that they are going to be dealt with on a first-come-first-served basis at your one office, the Overseas Visitors Records Office. We have had students queuing up all day, and then still not being seen at the end of a long day's queuing and often in bad weather as well, and being very concerned that unless they register in time they could be committing offences and be subject to penalties. They felt humiliated by their treatment and look at the MPS as providing that humiliation treatment. Could you just briefly, because I am aware of the time we have, say what went wrong and what alternative arrangements you have put into place? Will it happen again in December when I understand the next batch of registrations will happen?