Skip to main content

LET THEM WORK CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 960: tabled on 03 March 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 107 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 welcomes the Let Them Work campaign to allow asylum seekers permission to work while they are waiting for a decision about their claim; notes with concern that asylum seekers who fled persecution in their own countries are among the most vulnerable people in the UK and are being denied the opportunity to work to support themselves and their families, to pay taxes, and to contribute to the economy; is additionally concerned about the situation of those asylum seekers without status who are unable to return home, many of whom spend years in limbo and are reliant on charity hand-outs or forced into illegal work just to survive; is alarmed that this leaves already vulnerable people open to destitution and exploitation; and therefore calls on the Government to allow asylum seekers to work if they have been waiting longer than six months for a full resolution on their asylum claim and to ensure that permission to work remains for people whose claim for asylum is refused, but who are unable to return home immediately through no fault of their own.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2009
Southend West
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Lewes
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Ochil and South Perthshire
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2009
Kingswood
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2009
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Stroud
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2009
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 7 May 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Romsey
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2009
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2009
North Devon
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2009
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2009
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Kelly, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Bolton West
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 March 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2009
Medway
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2009
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
Belfast South
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2009
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
Leeds North West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2009
Winchester
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Broxtowe
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 March 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2009
Rochdale
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 April 2009
Banff and Buchan
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Glasgow Central
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Huddersfield
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Bradford West
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2009
Leicester South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2009
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Edinburgh East
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2009
Beverley and Holderness
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2009
Brent East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Leicester East
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 4 March 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
Batley and Spen

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.