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CHANGE TO RULES ON SUBMITTING NEW EVIDENCE IN ASYLUM CASES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 714: tabled on 20 January 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 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 expresses concern that the Home Office has made a rule change, due to be enforced on 26 January 2015, so that asylum seekers who have been refused leave to remain will have to submit evidence in person in Liverpool regarding their case, regardless of where they are living; notes that asylum seekers who have been refused leave to remain can under current arrangements present evidence at a local centre; further notes that this means it is more affordable for charities, other organisations and individuals to help pay for an asylum seeker's travel fare or volunteer to take somebody who cannot use public transport due to a disability or other reasons; expresses further concern that the rule change will make it much harder for asylum seekers to present evidence which may be crucial to correctly resolving their case; and urges the Government to abandon this rule change and ensure that people seeking protection in the UK are able to present evidence relating to their case.

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, Sir Hugh
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2015
York Central
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Sheffield Central
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2015
Islington North
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Swansea West
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Aberdeen North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2015
Glasgow South
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2015
Manchester, Gorton
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 29 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
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2015
Heywood and Middleton
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2015
Glasgow North
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2015
Oldham West and Royton
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2015
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2015
Leeds North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
Southport
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2015
Torbay
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Huddersfield
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2015
Hazel Grove
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2015
Bradford South
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2015
Eastleigh
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2015
Bradford East
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2015
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2015
Ceredigion
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.