Stephen asks Urgent Question on TOEIC

Earlier today, Stephen Timms secured an Urgent Question in the Chamber on the TOEIC scandal. He used the opportunity to press Home Office Minister Caroline Nokes on when the Government would announce a decision on the TOEIC victims - international students wrongly accused of cheating in their English Language tests.

Speaking after the exchange, Stephen said: "On 1 April the Home Secretary promised to announce a decision about the TOEIC students. One month on, there is still no information. For those who have been wrongly accused of cheating, this wait is intolerable. These are people who are unable to study or work and are totally dependent on the kindness of friends. Their lives are effectively in limbo while they wait for the Home Office's decision".

The Government has commissioned a National Audit Office report into the matter which is due to publish findings next month. Following this, the Home Secretary is expected to give a statement to the House of Commons.