To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on students in Orkney and Shetland of reducing the accredited English language courses available to students in the highlands and islands of Scotland.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
9 November 2015
The Home Office has not reduced accredited English language courses in the highlands and islands of Scotland, including Orkney & Shetland.
Following a procurement exercise, the Home Office has reduced the number of test centres in the UK that are able to provide Secure English Language Testing for immigration purposes, but this should not affect the availability of English language courses in Scotland or in any other part of the UK.