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Immigration Rules and rough sleepers

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1530: tabled on 22 February 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is appalled by the Government’s Immigration Rules which came into effect on 1 December 2020 that make rough sleeping grounds for refusing or cancelling someone’s right to remain in the UK; fears that those new immigration rules will push people further away from seeking support and will also make people more vulnerable to exploitation; is aware that the Government has indicated that the rough sleeping grounds for cancelling or refusing someone’s permission to be in the UK will only be used sparingly, yet is concerned that that is only a rhetorical commitment and that the scope of the grounds to refuse or cancel someone’s right to remain in the UK as set out in the Immigration Rules is very broad; is alarmed that those rules do not include protections for people who are illegally evicted from private properties; recognises that specialist organisations working in homelessness, including Crisis, have expressed concern that that will make the work of outreach teams trying to support people sleeping rough much harder, as people fear that engaging with services could put them at risk of being detained and deported; and urges the Government to scrap that cruel policy and instead work towards eradicating the scourge of rough sleeping in the UK for all people, regardless of their immigration status.

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.

Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2021
Leeds East
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2021
Jarrow
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2021
Strangford
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Central Ayrshire
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2021
Streatham
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 24 February 2021
Islington North
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2021
Bath
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2021
Wansbeck
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2021
South Shields
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 February 2021
Belfast South
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 1 March 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 March 2021
Foyle
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 March 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 March 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2021
Sheffield, Hallam
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2021
St Albans
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 March 2021
Ceredigion
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2021
Dagenham and Rainham
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 April 2021
Kingston and Surbiton

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.