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FAMILY AND BUSINESS VISAS FOR INDIANS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1043: tabled on 01 February 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 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 notes that since 2012 immigration rules have more than tripled the amount of money required under financial (minimum income) rules; is concerned that such stringent requirements have been accompanied by a reduction in the variety of income sources which may be considered; is further concerned that such a sum is pushed to an onerously high rate when there are children to be taken care of; further notes that this rate is significantly higher than the minimum wage; worries that the UK has now been ranked as the least family-friendly country to migrate to; notes that while the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced relaxed visas for Chinese business leaders, such a proposal for Indians has not been forthcoming; notes that the long-standing relationship between the UK and India is being put in jeopardy not long after the Indian Prime Minister called the UK India's route into the EU; and calls on UKVI and the Government to assess and reform the unfair system they have implemented.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.