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SETTLEMENT FOR FORMER GURKHA SOLDIERS AND THE HOME AFFAIRS SELECT COMMITTEE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1362: tabled on 28 April 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 164 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 believes that the new guidelines announced by the Home Office for the settlement of former Gurkha soldiers are unnecessarily restrictive, morally wrong and offensive to those dedicated Gurkha soldiers who are denied the opportunity to serve for the 20 year minimum period afforded to those of the rank of Warrant Officer and above; supports the decision of the Home Affairs Select Committee to call Ministers from the Home Office and Ministry of Defence to examine the consequences of this decision and to ascertain how many former Gurkhas would qualify for settlement and how many of the approximately 1,500 Gurkhas, including Falklands veterans, currently awaiting the outcome of their appeals would face deportation under the new guidelines; and calls on the Government to withdraw these guidelines and bring forward a new and more equitable ruling.

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.

Ainger, Nick
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 5 May 2009
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 2009
Devizes
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Lewes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2009
Banbury
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Rother Valley
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Leeds West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Kingswood
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2009
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2009
South East Cornwall
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Gordon
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Islington North
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 29 April 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 July 2009
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 April 2009
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 2009
Ribble Valley
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 6 May 2009
North Wiltshire
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 28 April 2009
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2009
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 May 2009
Dundee East
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2009
Folkestone and Hythe
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2009
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 2009
Salisbury
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2009
Yeovil
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 April 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Thurrock
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Amber Valley
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 May 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Dundee West
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 May 2009
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Cardiff North
Morley, Elliot
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Scunthorpe
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2009
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2009
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Ealing North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 June 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Loughborough
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 April 2009
Moray
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Coventry North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Rochdale
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Glasgow Central
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2009
Ilford North
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2009
Upper Bann
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Vale of Glamorgan
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2009
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 28 April 2009
Wyre Forest
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Sherwood
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 29 April 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 April 2009
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2009
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 2009
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 April 2009
Perth and North Perthshire
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.