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Overseas NHS Workers Day

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1589: tabled on 04 March 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House supports Overseas NHS Workers Day in recognition of the extraordinary contribution of all foreign nationals working tirelessly in the UK’s fight against Covid-19; applauds the efforts of the Doctors’ Association UK with support from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO), British International Doctors Association (BIDA), Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA), Royal College of Surgeons and Unison for creating this awareness day to celebrate foreign nationals in all their roles within the NHS; notes the almost 200 different nationalities represented within the NHS; further notes that although the NHS is the UK’s biggest employer, there is still not enough staff to meet demand; believes that the most meaningful way to recognise the contributions of foreign nationals and secure staffing capacity is to grant indefinite leave to remain in the UK; and calls on the Government to grant indefinite leave to remain to all foreign nationals currently working in the health and social care sector, 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.

Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2021
Norwich South
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2021
Ealing, Southall
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2021
Twickenham
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2021
Bath
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2021
Glasgow Central
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2021
Gower
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2021
Birkenhead
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2021
Stockport
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
Strangford
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2021
Jarrow
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
West Dunbartonshire
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
Belfast East
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 March 2021
Foyle
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2021
South Antrim
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 12 March 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 March 2021
Ceredigion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 March 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 March 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Sheffield, Hallam

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.