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Healthcare charges for migrants

EDM (Early Day Motion) 357: tabled on 22 April 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that migrant communities, who are disproportionately at risk of exclusion, stigma and discrimination, are not currently receiving the necessary safeguards; further notes that the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Physicians, and Doctors of the World have called on the Government to suspend the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015 and 2017 and all associated immigration checks and data sharing; believes that it is vital that a clear message is sent to migrant communities that they can seek care when they need it, that they are included in society and have a part to play in response to this crisis; and therefore calls on the Government to suspend all NHS charging for migrants, suspend all data sharing between health services and the Home Office, implement a firewall to ensure that patient data will not be shared with the Home Office or other bodies for the purposes of immigration enforcement, and launch an information campaign to ensure both NHS staff and the public are aware of these changes and that it is safe for people to seek care, particularly aimed at migrant communities across the UK.

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.

Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2020
Twickenham
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2020
Kingston and Surbiton
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2020
Bedford
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2020
Leeds East
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2020
Jarrow
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2020
Ealing, Southall
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2020
Birkenhead
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2020
Cynon Valley
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2020
Knowsley
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 27 April 2020
North Down
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 April 2020
Belfast South
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2020
Bath
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 April 2020
Belfast East
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2020
East Lothian
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 April 2020
South Antrim
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2020
Ealing Central and Acton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2020
Wansbeck
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2020
Birmingham, Hall Green
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 May 2020
Glasgow South West
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.