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TIER 5 VISAS FOR MINISTERS OF RELIGION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2362: tabled on 02 May 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the decision of the Home Office to remove Ministers of Religion from the eligibility criteria for tier 5 entry visas to the UK; further notes the widespread disappointment about this decision felt by Churches and other faith communities which have previously been able to invite religious ministers from overseas, and particularly developing countries, to provide supply cover for religious services over the coming months; believes this will have a negative effect on the ability of priests and ministers in the UK to take a break over the summer, on faith communities who may experience reduced worship schedules, and on the supply ministers who have used the opportunity to gain experience in the UK and earn some additional income before returning to their home country; and calls on the Home Secretary to meet with representatives of faith communities to listen to their concerns and urgently review his Department’s policy decision.

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 May 2019
Strangford
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 2019
Harrow East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 May 2019
Glasgow North West
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 May 2019
Edinburgh South West
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 May 2019
Argyll and Bute
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 May 2019
West Dunbartonshire
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 May 2019
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 May 2019
Aberdeen North
Murray, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2019
Edinburgh South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2019
Worthing West
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2019
Leicester East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 May 2019
Lanark and Hamilton East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 May 2019
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2019
High Peak
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 May 2019
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Grant, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2019
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 May 2019
Glasgow East
McGinn, Conor
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2019
St Helens North
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2019
North Tyneside
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2019
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2019
Ilford North
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 May 2019
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Killen, Ged
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2019
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 May 2019
Glasgow South
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2019
East Dunbartonshire
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 14 May 2019
North Down
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 May 2019
Edinburgh East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 May 2019
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 May 2019
Dundee West
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2019
Falkirk
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 May 2019
Glasgow Central
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 May 2019
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 May 2019
Dunfermline and West Fife
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2019
Livingston
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2019
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2019
North East Fife
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2019
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2019
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2019
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.