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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VISAS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 434: tabled on 12 September 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 the important role of international students in the UK higher education sector; further notes that 68,550 international students studied in the UK in 2015; recognises that international students contribute a net value of £2.3 billion a year to the economy, along with a great cultural investment; is concerned about reports of mass deportations of international students; is further concerned that current policy is making the UK a less welcoming place for international students; urges the Government to halt any ongoing programmes of such deportations; and calls on the Government to reassess the criteria by which it grants student visas.

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 10 October 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Livingston
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2016
Worthing West
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2016
Leyton and Wanstead
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Elmore, Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2016
Ogmore
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2016
North East Fife
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2016
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 October 2016
South Antrim
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 10 October 2016
Glasgow East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Glasgow North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 October 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2016
Glasgow Central
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2016
Leicester East
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.