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VISA REFUSALS BASED ON TOEIC ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST ALLEGATIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2061: tabled on 06 February 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the important contribution of international students to UK higher education; welcomes the presence of those who have entrusted their education to the UK; is concerned about the 35,870 students whose visas have been refused, revoked or curtailed due to allegations of cheating in the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) on the basis of doubtful evidence provided by the US testing firm ETS; urges the Government to allow those who have been accused of cheating on TOEIC and who remain in the UK to sit a new secure test; calls on the Government to reinstate the previous visa status of those who pass, granting them time to complete their studies and to clear their names of the allegations levelled at them; urges the Government to provide clarity on the 22,000 students whose tests ETS claimed were “questionable”; and further urges the Government to halt the detention and removal of students affected.

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.

Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 February 2019
Strangford
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 February 2019
Glasgow Central
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2019
Ealing, Southall
Dent Coad, Emma
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2019
Kensington
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 February 2019
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2019
Poplar and Limehouse
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2019
Leeds Central
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 February 2019
Glasgow South West
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2019
Cardiff South and Penarth
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2019
Worthing West
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2019
Harrow West
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 February 2019
Dundee West
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 February 2019
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2019
Edmonton
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2019
Bethnal Green and Bow
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 February 2019
Glasgow East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 February 2019
Lanark and Hamilton East
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2019
St Helens South and Whiston
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2019
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2019
Blyth Valley
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 February 2019
Glasgow North West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 13 February 2019
Luton North
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 14 February 2019
Brighton, Pavilion
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 February 2019
Glasgow North
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 February 2019
North East Fife
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2019
High Peak
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 February 2019
West Dunbartonshire
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2019
Sheffield South East
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2019
North Tyneside
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2019
Warwick and Leamington
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2019
Carshalton and Wallington
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2019
Erith and Thamesmead
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2019
Stockton South
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2019
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2019
Edinburgh North and Leith
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 May 2019
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2019
Tottenham

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.