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POST-STUDY WORK VISAS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 243: tabled on 06 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 53 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 supports the re-opening of the Tier 1 (post-study work) route to enable foreign students to remain in the UK; recognises the benefit of allowing qualified, hard-working people to apply for the right to live and work in the UK; acknowledges the contribution that students from outwith the EU make to the UK's economy and society; notes that in Scotland there have been overwhelmingly positive cross-sector and cross-party approval to proposals to re-introduce the post-study work visa; further notes that the Scottish Government has gathered over 100 signatures from professors and business executives in support of the re-introduction of the post-study work visa; and urges the Government to reconsider its approach to immigration policy for the benefit of each constituent nation of the UK.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Black, Ms Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Aberdeen North
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2015
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2015
Islington North
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 July 2015
Foyle
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Newport West
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2015
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2015
Bradford East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2015
York Central
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2015
Aberdeen South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2015
East Dunbartonshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
East Renfrewshire
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2015
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 July 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2015
Ealing, Southall
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Edinburgh East
Thomson, Michelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Edinburgh West
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2015
Leicester East
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Banff and Buchan
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2015
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.