House of Commons
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IMMIGRATION RULES MINIMUM INCOME THRESHOLD
EDM #709
Tabled 19 January 2015
2014-15 Session
That this House condemns the arbitrary nature of the minimum income threshold in the Immigration Rules; notes that the requirement for citizens to be earning at least £18,600 for their non-EU family members to be able to migrate to the UK unfairly discriminates against those who live in areas of the country with lower wages, and those who may have an income below £18,600 but are still able to accommodate a family member, such as pensioners; further notes a study by Middlesex University which found that the financial requirement costs the Government money due to the loss of migrants' economic activity; and calls on the Government to introduce more flexibility into the financial threshold to ensure that families are not unnecessarily kept apart.

Signatures (52)

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
22 January 2015
Barron, Kevin
Labour
20 January 2015
Bayley, Sir Hugh
Labour
21 January 2015
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
19 January 2015
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
22 January 2015
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
19 January 2015
Caton, Martin
Labour
21 January 2015
Clark, Katy
Labour
27 January 2015
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
20 January 2015
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
20 January 2015
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
02 February 2015
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
11 February 2015
Gapes, Mike
Labour
21 January 2015
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2015
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
22 January 2015
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
20 January 2015
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
29 January 2015
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
21 January 2015
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2015
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
22 January 2015
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
22 January 2015
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
21 January 2015
Long, Naomi
Alliance
21 January 2015
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
28 January 2015
McDonnell, John
Labour
20 January 2015
McInnes, Liz
Labour
22 January 2015
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
21 January 2015
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
22 January 2015
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
10 February 2015
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
22 January 2015
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
22 January 2015
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
21 January 2015
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
21 January 2015
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
20 January 2015
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
20 January 2015
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
21 January 2015
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2015
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2015
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
27 January 2015
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2015
Vaz, Keith
Labour
22 January 2015
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
22 January 2015
Walley, Joan
Labour
22 January 2015
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2015
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
29 January 2015
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
22 January 2015
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion