House of Commons
INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF HOME OFFICE IMMIGRATION POLICY AND PRACTICE
EDM #1182
Tabled 19 April 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes the Home Office's long track record of delay, maladministration and poor quality decision-making while implementing increasingly harsh anti-immigrant policies; deplores the cruel and grossly unfair treatment of Commonwealth citizens legally resident in the UK, including denial of NHS health care, dismissal from employment, arbitrary detention under Immigration Act powers, threat of removal from the UK and destitution; believes that such mistreatment is a direct result of deliberate policies, and in particular the then Home Secretary's creation of a hostile environment under the Immigration Act 2014, which places an unreasonable onus on individuals to produce often long lost evidence of residence; deeply regrets the failure of the then Home Secretary to act upon policy recommendations set out in the October 2014 Legal Action Group report Chasing Status, which included establishing a specialist unit within the Home Office to deal with Windrush Generation cases; commends the work of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, Praxis Community Projects, the Refugee and Migrant Centre and others in supporting individuals stripped of their legal rights; welcomes the current Home Secretary's belated acknowledgement that the Home Office has become too concerned with policy and strategy and sometimes loses sight of the individual; and calls on the Government to establish an independent commission to review Home Office policies and practice, their impact on black and minority ethnic communities and how they might be reformed to improve fairness and efficiency.

Signatures (90)

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.
Amesbury, Mike
Labour
23 April 2018
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
10 May 2018
Benn, Hilary
Labour
19 April 2018
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
19 April 2018
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
01 May 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
19 April 2018
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
24 April 2018
Burden, Richard
Labour
23 April 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
24 May 2018
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
01 May 2018
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
23 April 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
23 April 2018
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2018
Davies, Geraint
Labour
23 April 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
24 April 2018
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
24 April 2018
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
25 April 2018
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
23 April 2018
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
19 April 2018
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
24 April 2018
Evans, Chris
Labour
30 April 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
30 April 2018
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2018
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
10 May 2018
Flynn, Paul
Labour
19 April 2018
Frith, James
Labour
25 April 2018
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
08 May 2018
Gapes, Mike
Labour
19 April 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
23 April 2018
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Green, Kate
Labour
19 April 2018
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
23 April 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
23 April 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
21 May 2018
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
30 April 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
23 April 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
19 April 2018
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
23 April 2018
Hollern, Kate
Labour
24 April 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
25 April 2018
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
23 April 2018
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
23 April 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
23 April 2018
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
23 April 2018
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
19 April 2018
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2018
Lucas, Ian C.
Labour
25 April 2018
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
21 May 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
25 April 2018
McCabe, Steve
Labour
24 April 2018
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
25 April 2018
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Murray, Ian
Labour
19 April 2018
Owen, Albert
Labour
25 April 2018
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
25 April 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
19 April 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
23 April 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
23 April 2018
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
26 April 2018
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
23 April 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
23 April 2018
Sobel, Alex
Labour
19 April 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Stevens, Jo
Labour
23 April 2018
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2018
Streeting, Wes
Labour
23 April 2018
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
23 April 2018
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Timms, Stephen
Labour
23 April 2018
Turley, Anna
Labour
23 April 2018
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
23 April 2018
Umunna, Chuka
Labour
23 April 2018
West, Catherine
Labour
23 April 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
02 May 2018
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
19 April 2018
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
19 April 2018
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
23 April 2018
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
23 April 2018
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion