The Home Office has turned down several proposals from the Scottish Affairs Committee including a reprieve for post study work visas.
The development is significant as the post study work visas are set to be abolished next year. The Home Office has also not agreed to the proposal of removing wage conditions from eligibility criteria for graduate jobs that foreigners are allowed to remain in the UK to take up.
The Home Office in its response on behalf of Home Secretary Theresa May has also turned down suggestions that its policies aimed at shutting down so-called ‘bogus colleges’ were ill-defined, and threatened legitimate further education institutions.
It was in July that the Scottish Affairs Committee had written to the government.