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TREATMENT OF TRAINEE DOCTORS FROM COMMONWEALTH AND FORMER COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1989: tabled on 19 April 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 123 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 expresses its concern at the sudden and peremptory way the Home Office has rushed through without adequate debate inside Parliament or discussion outside it and with only perfunctory consultation with the British Medical Association, associations representing immigrant doctors and a health service heavily dependent on foreign doctors, changes in the immigration rules which will exclude non-EU trainee doctors from shortlists for jobs unless no EU or EEA applicants are available, impose a burden of costs, disruption and uncertainty on hospitals dependent on foreign house officers, as well as on the careers and prospects of foreign doctors training in the UK or hoping to come from India or Pakistan to make a career in the UK, and make nationality a more important qualification for medical and dental appointments than excellence, quality or language skills; suggests that to treat doctors from India, Pakistan and other Commonwealth countries in this fashion is insulting after their great contribution to the National Health Service; and, recognising that these sudden regulations have produced a state of alarm and fear among trainees from overseas, urges that the changes, insofar as they affect medical and dental jobs, both demanding a longer and more complex training than other jobs, be reconsidered and introduced again only after extensive discussion and modification and a substantial period of transition.

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.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2006
Edinburgh West
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
West Ham
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2006
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2006
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 April 2006
East Londonderry
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2006
Tunbridge Wells
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Glasgow South West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Livingston
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2006
Charnwood
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Stroud
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2006
Ludlow
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Crewe and Nantwich
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
Birkenhead
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2006
Stoke-on-Trent South
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2006
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 2 May 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2006
Falmouth and Camborne
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2006
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2006
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2006
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 24 April 2006
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Vauxhall
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2006
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2006
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 May 2006
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2006
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
Cheadle
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 2006
Gainsborough
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Edmonton
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 2006
Mid Worcestershire
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Blackpool South
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 May 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 May 2006
Belfast South
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Dundee West
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Glasgow North
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Bridgend
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 May 2006
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2006
Leeds North West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Sunderland South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2006
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Montgomeryshire
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2006
Weston-Super-Mare
Reed, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Copeland
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2006
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2006
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2006
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Glasgow Central
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 April 2006
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Bradford West
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2006
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Edinburgh East
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2006
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 12 May 2006
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2006
Brent East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2006
Wantage
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2006
Broxbourne
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
Lancaster and Wyre
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2006
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2006
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 May 2006
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 July 2006
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Great Yarmouth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

TREATMENT OF TRAINEE DOCTORS FROM COMMONWEALTH AND FORMER COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES (Amendment 1)
after `officers', insert `or operating long-established training exchange schemes with Australia and New Zealand.'.
Conservative, Salisbury
2
signatures
EDM 1989A1: tabled on 24 April 2006