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THE HOME SECRETARY AND THE ABOLITION OF THE PRIMARY PURPOSE RULE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 81: tabled on 05 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 152 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House congratulates the Home Secretary on his decision to abolish the Primary Purpose Rule; notes the fact that the rule was pernicious, arbitrary and ineffective; and considers that this historic change is an important first step to restoring justice to immigration policy and will unite families that have been cruelly separated.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1997
Aberdeen South
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1997
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Erewash
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
The Wrekin
Bradshaw, Mr Ben
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1997
Exeter
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Tynemouth
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1997
Cambridge
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Wimbledon
Chapman, Ben
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Wirral South
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Bury North
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1997
Putney
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1997
Tooting
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Coventry South
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Linlithgow
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Bristol West
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Stroud
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Crewe and Nantwich
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Monmouth
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Sunderland North
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Rochdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Newport West
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Worcester
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Brent North
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1997
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1997
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
West Renfrewshire
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Tottenham
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Leeds North East
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Nottingham East
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Wakefield
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Corby
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1997
Tamworth
Johnson, Miss Melanie
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Welwyn Hatfield
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 1997
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Feltham and Heston
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Brentford and Isleworth
Kelly, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1997
Bolton West
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1997
Houghton and Washington East
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Ealing, Southall
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Derby North
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Worsley
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Battersea
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Brent East
Lock, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Wyre Forest
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Thurrock
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Rotherham
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Slough
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Amber Valley
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Leicester South
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Birmingham, Hall Green
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Calder Valley
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Cleethorpes
McKenna, Rosemary
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
Kingston upon Hull North
McNulty, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Harrow East
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Moran, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Luton South
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Sunderland South
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Nuneaton
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Stalybridge and Hyde
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Ilford North
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Burnley
Pond, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Gravesham
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Wolverhampton North East
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
Scarborough and Whitby
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Loughborough
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 1997
Newbury
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Rhondda
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Dundee West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Vale of Clwyd
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Reading West
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 5 June 1997
Smith, Jacqui
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Redditch
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Vale of Glamorgan
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Dunfermline West
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Milton Keynes South West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1997
City of Durham
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
Wellingborough
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Bradford South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Harrow West
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
South Derbyshire
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Enfield, Southgate
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 1997
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
St Helens North
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Walsall North
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Doncaster Central
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Preston
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

THE HOME SECRETARY AND THE ABOLITION OF THE PRIMARY PURPOSE RULE (Amendment 1)
at end add 'but urges the Home Secretary not to seperate families already here by deporting one or more members, and to allow families who have already been divided by deportation to be reunited in the U.K.'.
Liberal Democrat, St Ives
1
signature
EDM 81A1: tabled on 23 June 1997