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EU visa system for touring artists and musicians

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1312: tabled on 30 December 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern that while the deal agreed between the UK and the EU provides exemptions to visa rules for certain workers travelling to different European countries, this does not include artists and musicians; understands this will result in artists having to apply for separate visas for each individual country visited while touring in Europe resulting in significant added cost; further notes that the petition launched by artist Tim Brennan on that matter has exceeded the 100,000 signatures needed to secure a debate in the House; and urges the UK Government to urgently introduce a visa for touring musicians and other artists to facilitate their work across Europe without requiring the need for multiple visas and attendant additional costs.

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.

Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2021
Edinburgh South West
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2021
Glasgow South West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 6 January 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 11 January 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2021
Richmond Park
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 January 2021
Ceredigion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 January 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 January 2021
Arfon
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2021
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2021
Glasgow North West
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
City of Durham
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 January 2021
Strangford
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Denton and Reddish
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 12 January 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2021
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 January 2021
Glasgow North
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 January 2021
Belfast South
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 January 2021
Glasgow Central
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2021
Bedford
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 18 January 2021
North Down
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
East Renfrewshire
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Edinburgh East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Lanark and Hamilton East
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Glasgow East
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Gordon
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Foyle
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Perth and North Perthshire
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
East Lothian
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Inverclyde
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Argyll and Bute
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Falkirk
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2021
Central Ayrshire
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2021
Dundee East
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2021
Jarrow
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2021
Poplar and Limehouse

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.