James Brokenshire MP
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Visa scam figures 'likely to be higher' - James Brokenshire

The total number of fraudulently obtained English language certificates obtained by immigrants to the UK is "likely to be higher" than the 48,000 estimate, the immigration minister has admitted.

James Brokenshire told MPs that an inquiry into abuse of the student visa system had found evidence of criminal activity, which would now be investigated fully.

The probe followed a BBC Panorama investigation earlier this year.

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