The Home Affairs Select Committee, wants David Cameron to review the post study work visa which allowed students to work for at least two years after they finished their studies.
MP Keith Vaz, former chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee and up for re-election this week as chairman stated, ‘When looking at this situation, the home affairs select committee recommended a review of post study work visas to alleviate the clearly negative elements of the current policy.’
He spoke of the decline of Indian students as ‘a serious problem for our educational institutions, our economy and for the students themselves.’
An earlier report by the Home Affairs Select Committee reported that a cap on student visas would be undesirable stating that ‘any cap could seriously damage the UK’s higher education industry and international reputation.’
Scotland MPs are working to override Parliament and introduce a special visa to allow international students to work for at least two years after they finish their studies in Scotland.
A cross party steering group with representatives of all major political parties in Scotland has been set up by Europe and International Development Minister and Scottish MP Humza Yousaf.