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UK CITIZENSHIP FOR ALL GURKHAS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 636: tabled on 01 February 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House celebrates the loyal service to the Crown provided by the Gurkhas since 1815 and particularly the contribution of the four regiments, the Brigade of Gurkhas, formally transferred into the British Army after 1947; believes that this loyal service should be rewarded with the opportunity to apply for British citizenship upon retirement; further believes that the current situation, where only Gurkhas discharged after 1st July 1997, and having served four or more years, are eligible for British citizenship, is arbitrary and unacceptable; notes that this cut-off point prevents around a quarter of Gurkhas currently resident in the UK from applying for British citizenship; and calls upon the Government to revise this policy and extend the right to British citizenship to all Gurkhas of the four regiments who have served the Crown for four or more years.

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.

Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Dumfries
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 February 2005
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2005
Chipping Barnet
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Eastleigh
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Tooting
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Llanelli
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 February 2005
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 February 2005
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2005
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Sunderland North
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
St Ives
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Leicester South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2005
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Jarrow
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Chesterfield
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2005
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2005
Hereford
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2005
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Cardiff North
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2005
Winchester
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Ynys Môn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Ealing North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 February 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Loughborough
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 February 2005
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Glasgow, Govan
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2005
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 2 February 2005
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2005
Castle Point
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2005
Hazel Grove
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2005
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2005
North Cornwall
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Conwy
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2005
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.