Student immigration reforms and their anticipated economic impacts

2 March 2011 - House of Commons

The meeting considered the potential economic implications of the Coalition Government’s proposed reforms to the student immigration route in the UK with the available evidence suggesting  that a reduction in international students could have negative economic impacts.


  • Jack Dromey MP (Lab)
  • Lord Boswell (Con)
  • Stephen Williams MP (Lib Dem)
  • Professor Eric Thomas (Vice-Chancellor, Bristol University)
  • Professor Edward Acton (Vice-Chancellor, Univerity of East Anglia)
  • Sarah Mulley (ippr)

Also in attendance:

  • Lord Cotter (Lib Dem)
  • Jim Davidson MP (Lab)
  • Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville (Con)