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Student visas may be cut from migration targets
Labour is edging towards supporting a removal of international students from the coalition's net migration targets, an opposition MP has said, in the week that new figures showed a dramatic fall in the number of student visas being issued, writes David Matthews for Times Higher Education.

Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central, told a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration that there had been "progress" on establishing a political consensus that would allow the government to exempt students from its target to cut net migration to below 100,000 by 2015 without being accused of a U-turn by Labour. On 29 November the Office for National Statistics revealed that 210,921 study visas had been issued in the year to September 2012, a 26% fall on the previous year.
Full report on the Times Higher Education site
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