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FUTURE OF RESTAURANT AND CURRY INDUSTRIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1356: tabled on 21 April 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 notes the enormous economic contribution made by immigrants into Britain through the restaurant trade and other industries; notes that many restaurants are having great difficulty finding staff owing to visa restrictions on the entry of workers from outside the European Union, while at the same time significant numbers of such workers are already in the UK but whose temporary work permits have expired; and therefore believes that enabling these workers to work legally through an extension of their permits makes economic sense and would avoid them having to return to countries outside the EU in order to apply for their permits from there, where there is the very real possibility these permits would be refused.

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.

Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Leeds West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Blyth Valley
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Islington North
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 28 April 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2008
Livingston
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2008
Heywood and Middleton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Sunderland North
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Walsall South
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Norwich North
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Midlothian
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2008
Cheltenham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 2008
Salisbury
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Manchester, Withington
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 April 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 April 2008
Belfast South
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Ealing, Southall
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Bradford West
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 22 April 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2008
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.