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NEW MIGRANT WORKER SCHEME FOR THE FISHING INDUSTRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1426: tabled on 20 June 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the need for a new migrant worker scheme that allows for a number of non-EEA nationals to work in the UK inshore fishing industry with work permits of up to 10 months annually; recognises the significant shortage of fishermen currently working in the UK inshore fleet, particularly in Scotland and Northern Ireland; further recognises the lack of action and harsh environment from the Home Office has meant that over 25 boats have already gone out of business in the West of Scotland and Northern Ireland in recent months; further notes the tremendous need for these skilled seaman to come and contribute to the local economy to ensure the industry survives; calls on the Home Office to recognise the special circumstances for a migration scheme and to promptly act to introduce such a scheme.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.