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BRAIN FAMILY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 76: tabled on 24 May 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 59 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 calls on the Government to honour the principle of the post work study visa to the Brain family, currently living in Dingwall, as was applicable when the family up-rooted themselves from Australia to come to Scotland in 2011 and to recognise the contribution and commitment the family have made to Scotland in obtaining, in Kathryn's case, a degree in Scottish history and archaeology, and that the future of Scotland is represented by their seven year old son Lachlan whose primary language is Scots Gaelic; recognises that families such as the Brains are exactly the example that the Highlands needs if we are to deliver strong, viable communities in the Highlands, a part of the country that has suffered from emigration for centuries and that it is not emigration but immigration of families such as the Brains that can make a valuable contribution to life in the Highlands; further calls on the Government to recognise that a granting of leave to stay together with the continuation of a right to accept employment is a necessary step until such times as the family can be in the position to find suitable long-term employment compliant with the requirements for a tier 2 visa that will secure their permanent rights to remain in the UK; notes that current UK immigration policy is not fit for Scotland's requirements; and calls on the Government to re-instate the post work study visa for students studying in Scotland.

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 25 May 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2016
Orkney and Shetland
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 May 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
East Lothian
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2016
Aberdeen South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 25 May 2016
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Falkirk
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2016
Gateshead
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2016
Stirling
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 May 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2016
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 25 May 2016
Edinburgh West
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2016
Banff and Buchan
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.