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Home Office ruling and the adverse impact on non-EU players

EDM (Early Day Motion) 236: tabled on 02 March 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is concerned by reports that changes by the Home Office to Tier 4 visa regulations have adversely impacted many teams in the Scottish Women’s Premier League and potentially those in other sports; notes the changes have resulted in non-EU international students already studying in the UK now being unable to play sports on a completely amateur basis if even one player in that competition is playing in a professional or semi-professional basis; feels that this is a very blunt measure entirely lacking in common sense which places unnecessary restrictions on women’s football at a time when every support should be in place to encourage the sport to grow; and calls on the Home Office to urgently review the regulations to ensure that no one on a Tier 4 visa be restricted should they want to play sport without any financial remuneration.

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.

Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2020
Airdrie and Shotts
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2020
Gordon
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2020
Falkirk
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2020
Glasgow East
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2020
Glasgow North
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
East Lothian
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Strangford
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Glasgow South
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Central Ayrshire
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Inverclyde
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Midlothian
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Glasgow North West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
East Renfrewshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Argyll and Bute
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 2020
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
Signed on 5 March 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2020
Edinburgh West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.