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Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme

EDM (Early Day Motion) 651: tabled on 15 November 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACSR) was announced on 18 August 2021; further notes that hon. Members are still receiving desperate messages for help and that Ministerial replies to queries make repeated reference to the scheme; is concerned that three months later the ACRS is still not open to applications and that vulnerable people seeking safety from the Taliban, and for whom the UK has a responsibility, are therefore not able to access it; is further concerned that the 5,000 cap on the number of people who can be helped by the scheme in the first year is insufficient and that there’s every likelihood those places will already be filled by, for example, people evacuated to the UK via Operation Pitting or who have crossed the border into refugee camps in neighbouring countries, with knock on implications for the Afghan national family members of our constituents; and calls on the Government to open the ACRS without any further delays and to significantly increase the number of people eligible, starting with bringing forward the overall 20,000 cap to the first year.

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.

Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 16 November 2021
North Down
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2021
St Albans
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2021
Glasgow North
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 November 2021
Ceredigion
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 16 November 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 16 November 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2021
Central Ayrshire
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2021
Orkney and Shetland
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2021
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Green, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2021
Chesham and Amersham
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2021
Richmond Park
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 16 November 2021
Islington North
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2021
Dagenham and Rainham
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2021
Ealing, Southall
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2021
Salford and Eccles
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 November 2021
Belfast South
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2021
Argyll and Bute
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 November 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 November 2021
Arfon
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 16 November 2021
Leicester East
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2021
Bath
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
Denton and Reddish
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2021
Twickenham
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
Birkenhead
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
South Shields
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
Coventry South
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
Jarrow
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
Edinburgh East
Blunt, Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2021
Reigate
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
East Ham
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2021
Edinburgh West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
Glasgow Central
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
Glasgow South West
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2021
North East Fife
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2021
Worthing West
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2021
Rochdale
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 November 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 November 2021
East Renfrewshire
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2021
Bedford
Qaisar, Ms Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2021
Airdrie and Shotts
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2021
Glasgow South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.