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VISITOR VISAS AND FAITH COMMUNITIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 778: tabled on 07 December 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 applauds the efforts of the Church of Scotland Glasgow Presbytery to engage in international twinning arrangements with groups including the Diocese of Hyderabad to promote and develop international and interfaith dialogue, constructive communications and mutual understanding; agrees that this kind of engagement benefits faith communities, and also society more widely; expresses disappointment that visa applications for the return twinning visit of the Hyderabad diocese to the Church of Scotland have twice been refused; urges the Government to reverse this decision; suggests that the current system is simply not fit for purpose; and aspires to interfaith and international dialogue being recognised as a vital strand in forming positive, outward-looking global relationships.

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.

Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2016
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 January 2017
Edinburgh South West
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2017
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2016
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 14 December 2016
North Down
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2016
Dundee West
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 13 December 2016
Glasgow East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2016
Glasgow North West
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2016
Argyll and Bute
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 December 2016
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 January 2017
Midlothian

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.