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IMMIGRATION RULES MINIMUM INCOME THRESHOLD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 709: tabled on 19 January 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 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 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.

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 22 January 2015
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Rother Valley
Bayley, Sir Hugh
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
York Central
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2015
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Islington North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 January 2015
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2015
Liverpool, Riverside
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2015
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 20 January 2015
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2015
Jarrow
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2015
Cambridge
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 January 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 21 January 2015
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 28 January 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Livingston
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2015
Leeds East
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
Argyll and Bute
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 January 2015
South Down
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2015
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2015
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 January 2015
Strangford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
Bolsover
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2015
Hazel Grove
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Eastleigh
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2015
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2015
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.