House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
CITIZENSHIP PROPOSALS AND COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS
EDM #1010
Tabled 21 February 2008
2007-08 Session
That this House is shocked to find that the Green Paper The Path to Citizenship includes a Government proposal to consult on abolishing the `UK ancestry' route to entry into the UK; points out that this route was a 1972 abridgement of a partial right which had been long available before, to allow Commonwealth citizens to come into the United Kingdom and work if they had a grandparent born in the United Kingdom; emphasises that such entry is an historic and a moral obligation, so that though the numbers entering are small, to even consider getting rid of it will produce shock, anger and dismay in Commonwealth countries which fought two World Wars shoulder to shoulder with the United Kingdom, and have maintained close relations since, and will anger the large number of families and relations with Commonwealth connections in the United Kingdom; and totally rejects the view expressed by Home Department officials to Commonwealth diplomats that the concepts of immigration and of Commonwealth that this route is linked to are `outdated', while New Zealand diplomats were `left in no doubt that neither officials nor Minister Byrne considered themselves bound to New Zealand by any historical ties', an amazing betrayal of the Commonwealth, a failure to understand history, and a brutal incomprehension of loyalties, associations, fellowships and relationships totally unworthy of officials who claim to be `putting British values at the heart of the immigration system'.

Signatures (63)

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.
Bercow, John
Conservative
17 March 2008
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
04 March 2008
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
22 February 2008
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
04 March 2008
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
05 March 2008
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
05 March 2008
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
26 February 2008
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
27 February 2008
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
25 February 2008
Challen, Colin
Labour
05 March 2008
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
26 February 2008
Cohen, Harry
Labour
04 March 2008
Connarty, Michael
Labour
05 March 2008
Conway, Derek
Independent Conservative
22 February 2008
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
11 March 2008
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
10 March 2008
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
05 March 2008
Davies, Dai
Independent
25 February 2008
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
11 March 2008
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
26 February 2008
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
01 May 2008
Drew, Mr David
Labour
26 February 2008
Etherington, Bill
Labour
11 March 2008
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
14 March 2008
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
25 February 2008
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
27 March 2008
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
05 March 2008
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
27 February 2008
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
11 March 2008
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
22 February 2008
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
06 March 2008
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
03 April 2008
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
25 February 2008
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
25 March 2008
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
27 February 2008
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
07 March 2008
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
29 April 2008
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
03 April 2008
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
04 March 2008
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
27 February 2008
Morgan, Julie
Labour
20 March 2008
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
22 February 2008
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
08 May 2008
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
03 April 2008
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
20 March 2008
Simpson, Alan
Labour
04 March 2008
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
27 February 2008
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
26 February 2008
Spink, Bob
Conservative
27 February 2008
Stringer, Graham
Labour
22 February 2008
Taylor, David
Labour
22 February 2008
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
05 March 2008
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
27 February 2008
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
03 April 2008
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
25 February 2008
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
03 April 2008
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
22 February 2008
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.