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IMMIGRATION RULES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 107: tabled on 16 June 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 condemns the Financial (Minimum Income) Threshold in the Immigration Rules introduced by the Government which came into force on 9 July 2012; notes that the rules are having a negative impact on UK citizens who have spouses from non-EU/EEA nations and is resulting in families being forced to live outside the UK or to live separately in different countries; calls on the Government urgently to lower the threshold for the minimum income and allow families to return to the UK with immediate effect; further calls on the Government to implement the recommendation of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Migration to undertake an independent review of the Financial (Minimum Income) Threshold generally to ensure that families with spouses from non-EU/EEA nations with stable and reasonable incomes are granted permission to immigrate to the UK; and notes that the UK's four children's commissioners all endorsed the APPG report on Migration and its recommendations.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2014
York Central
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2014
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2014
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2014
Bolton North East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2014
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 1 July 2014
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2014
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2014
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2014
Ashton-under-Lyne
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2014
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2014
Manchester, Gorton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2014
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 2 July 2014
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 17 June 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2014
Hayes and Harlington
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2015
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Bolton South East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 June 2014
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2014
Ealing, Southall
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2014
Hazel Grove
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2014
Brent Central
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2014
Bradford East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2014
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 June 2014
Arfon

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.