Skip to main content

Indefinite leave to remain for health and social care workers

EDM (Early Day Motion) 751: tabled on 20 July 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the invaluable role of foreign nationals working in the health and social care sector on the frontline of the covid-19 outbreak; applauds their brave and unwavering hard work in the face of such unprecedented and difficult circumstances to ensure people get the care they need; notes that the Government’s announcement of a one-year visa extension excludes many of those working on the frontline, including cleaners and social care workers; further notes foreign nationals eligible for that extension will still need to renew their visa next year at an approximate cost of £700 or leave the country; believes that those measures do not go far enough and that those people who have put their lives at risk for the country should be welcome to live in it; further believes that the only meaningful way to recognise and celebrate the contributions of foreign nationals working in the health and social care sector is to grant them indefinite leave to remain; and calls on the Government to grant indefinite leave to remain in the UK to all foreign nationals currently working in health and social care, and to their families.

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.

Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2020
West Dunbartonshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Webbe, Claudia
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2020
Leicester East
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 July 2020
Ceredigion
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2020
Glasgow South West
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 July 2020
Belfast South
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2020
Ealing, Southall
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2020
Bath
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2020
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2020
Kingston and Surbiton
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2020
Norwich South
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2020
Orkney and Shetland
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2020
Twickenham
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2020
Rochdale
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 21 July 2020
North Down
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 July 2020
Glasgow North East
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 July 2020
Edinburgh East
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2020
Richmond Park
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2020
North East Fife
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 22 July 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2020
St Albans
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
East Antrim
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
South Antrim
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Hartlepool
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 September 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 September 2020
Arfon
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.