Net Immigration Target and International Students Clarification

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4319
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Thank you for your response to Question 2014/3214. As you believe it is vital that London continues to be the first choice of the best and brightest overseas students, to maintain the quality and reputation of our higher education institutions and to continue to supply London with a highly skilled workforce, do you therefore support the removal of students from the Government's net immigration targets - yes or no?

Answer

Answer for Net Immigration Target and International Students Clarification

Answer for Net Immigration Target and International Students Clarification

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have asked officers to produce a report looking at the categories of students who could be exempt from the net immigration targets. This piece of work will help inform my future discussions with the Government on this important matter.