Stephen asked an Urgent Question to the Government about the situation of those alleged to have cheated in their English Language 'TOEIC' tests.
Responding on behalf of the Home Office, Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes expressed scepticism at the suggestion of a Government blunder, but did agree to raise the matter with new Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a 'matter of urgency' should she remain in post.
Speaking after the exchange, Stephen said: “The overall response was deeply frustrating. We are talking here about people whose lives have been in limbo for five years, having had their visas revoked by the Home Office for this alleged cheating. The problem is that the evidence used to accuse them has now been shown to be confused, incomplete and often plain wrong. Surely the most sensible course of action is to allow the students involved to sit a new, secure, English Language test which would allow those who are innocent to clear their name.”