Stephen presses Minister on help for TOEIC victims

Stephen asked the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade yesterday about educational funding arrangements for TOEIC students.

For those students who are given their British visas back, Graham Stuart MP agreed that he would expect their universities to help them with the cost of tuition fees.

Speaking afterwards, Stephen said: “This is an important concession today from the Government. It would be totally unreasonable to expect students in this position - many of whom have already paid thousands of pounds in savings for their education - to have to pay the fees all over again on their return to university. I am grateful to the Minister for his agreement that those students who have been the victims of false allegations should be helped financially by their universities.”

The exchange took place in a Westminster Hall debate yesterday about the Government Report on International Education Strategy.