House of Commons
CHANGES TO VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR RELIGIOUS WORKERS
EDM #2358
Tabled 02 May 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House is concerned that changes to the immigration rules regarding religious workers, announced in December 2018, are having a negative impact on the ability of churches and other religious organisations to carry out their work and worship; notes in particular that these changes introduce additional costs, a lengthy cooling-off period and language tests even for religious workers who have extensive experience of working in the UK, making it difficult for parishes and other religious bodies to secure the return of individuals with whom they have a long standing relationship; and calls on the Home Office to suspend implementation of these changes and to consult with religious organisations about how a fairer system can be introduced that better supports their work.

Signatures (44)

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.
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
07 May 2019
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
07 May 2019
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
08 May 2019
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
08 May 2019
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
08 May 2019
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
08 May 2019
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
08 May 2019
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
08 May 2019
Murray, Ian
Labour
08 May 2019
Vaz, Keith
Labour
08 May 2019
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
09 May 2019
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
09 May 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
09 May 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
09 May 2019
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
09 May 2019
Grant, Bill
Conservative
09 May 2019
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
09 May 2019
Glindon, Mary
Labour
09 May 2019
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
10 May 2019
Killen, Ged
Labour
13 May 2019
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
13 May 2019
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
13 May 2019
Hermon, Lady
Independent
14 May 2019
Wragg, Mr William
Conservative
14 May 2019
Hill, Mike
Labour
14 May 2019
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
15 May 2019
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
15 May 2019
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
15 May 2019
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
15 May 2019
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
16 May 2019
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
22 May 2019
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
28 May 2019
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
30 May 2019
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
05 June 2019
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
05 June 2019
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
06 June 2019
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
06 June 2019
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
17 June 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion