House of Commons
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VISA FEES FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS
EDM #113
Tabled 26 November 2003
2003-04 Session
That this House notes that fees of ú155 and ú250 for certain categories of visa were introduced, without prior consultation, earlier this year; notes with great concern the impact of such fees on the economic and cultural contribution of overseas students to the United Kingdom; is further concerned by evidence of delay in the batch processing of payments at the Cannock office and suggests that such students be enabled to make prepayment at a bank; draws attention to the considerable disparity in fees paid by overseas students at entry clearance offices abroad, namely ú36, and those now paid in the UK; considers that the new fees regime was introduced with insufficient notice to those directly affected and without sufficient resources to process applications with the efficiency warranted by the high level of those fees; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to review the fees regime as a matter of urgency and to bring before this House proposals to rectify the manifest defects of that regime.

Signatures (49)

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.
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
11 December 2003
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
04 December 2003
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
18 December 2003
Cohen, Harry
Labour
03 December 2003
Cook, Frank
Labour
15 December 2003
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
20 July 2004
Cousins, Jim
Labour
04 December 2003
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
02 December 2003
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
27 November 2003
Drew, Mr David
Labour
03 December 2003
Etherington, Bill
Labour
09 December 2003
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
02 December 2003
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
02 December 2003
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
01 December 2003
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
02 December 2003
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
04 December 2003
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
03 December 2003
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
02 December 2003
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
08 December 2003
Jones, Lynne
Labour
02 December 2003
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
08 December 2003
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
03 December 2003
Lepper, David
Labour
03 December 2003
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
04 December 2003
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
02 December 2003
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
16 December 2003
McDonnell, John
Labour
02 December 2003
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
02 December 2003
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
27 November 2003
Morgan, Julie
Labour
12 March 2004
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
27 November 2003
Simpson, Alan
Labour
18 December 2003
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
09 December 2003
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
17 December 2003
Spink, Bob
Conservative
04 December 2003
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
12 February 2004
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
27 November 2003
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
03 December 2003
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
02 December 2003
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
01 December 2003
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
01 December 2003
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
01 December 2003
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.