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Fair Treatment For Overseas Students

EDM number 718 in 1991-92, proposed by Mike Watson on 19/02/1992.

That this House, recognising that overseas students are both an educational and cultural asset to this country, of value not just for their financial contribution to our educational system and society, believes that they must be treated in a non-discriminatory manner throughout their stay here and that, when recruiting, institutions should comply with the British Council Code of Practice on responsible recruitments; notes the need for a proper gender balance of overseas students and an enhancement of Britain's commitment, through education, to empowering women from overseas; further notes and deplores the fact that present immigration regulations discriminate against female overseas students by denying them the right to bring their spouse and/ or dependants into this country during their course of study, but does not place similar restrictions on male overseas students; and urges that, in view of the important financial contribution which overseas students make, the Government should ensure that those studying on courses which are linked to European mobility programmes are allowed to participate in them as equal partners.

This motion has been signed by a total of 53 MPs.

Mike Watson19/02/1992Glasgow CentralProposed
Dawn Primarolo19/02/1992Bristol SouthSigned
Robert Hughes19/02/1992Aberdeen NorthSigned
Edward O'Hara19/02/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Richard Caborn19/02/1992Sheffield CentralSigned
Harry Cohen19/02/1992LeytonSigned
Tam Dalyell19/02/1992LinlithgowSigned
Maria Fyfe19/02/1992Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
John Battle19/02/1992Leeds WestSigned
Tom Cox20/02/1992TootingSigned
Norman Godman20/02/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Ron Davies20/02/1992CaerphillySigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody20/02/1992Crewe & NantwichSigned
Alexander Eadie20/02/1992MidlothianSigned
Huw Edwards20/02/1992MonmouthSigned
Derek Enright20/02/1992HemsworthSigned
John Evans20/02/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Harry Barnes20/02/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
David Clelland20/02/1992Tyne BridgeSigned
Ronnie Campbell20/02/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Dave Nellist20/02/1992Coventry South EastSigned
Bill Michie20/02/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale20/02/1992MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey20/02/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion20/02/1992Dundee EastSigned
Eric Illsley20/02/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Ernie Ross20/02/1992Dundee WestSigned
Frank Cook20/02/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Dennis Skinner21/02/1992BolsoverSigned
Bob Cryer21/02/1992Bradford SouthSigned
Win Griffiths24/02/1992BridgendSigned
Tony Banks24/02/1992Newham North WestSigned
Ian McCartney24/02/1992MakerfieldSigned
Martin Redmond24/02/1992Don ValleySigned
Robert Parry24/02/1992Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Max Madden24/02/1992Bradford WestSigned
Roy Hughes24/02/1992Newport EastSigned
Peter Pike25/02/1992BurnleySigned
Eddie Loyden25/02/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Keith Bradley25/02/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Terry Davis25/02/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Gordon Oakes26/02/1992HaltonSigned
Dennis Turner26/02/1992Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Terry Lewis26/02/1992WorsleySigned
Adam Ingram26/02/1992East KilbrideSigned
Tommy Graham27/02/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Peter Hardy02/03/1992WentworthSigned
Audrey Wise03/03/1992PrestonSigned
John Cummings05/03/1992EasingtonSigned
Barry Sheerman09/03/1992HuddersfieldSigned
Tony Lloyd11/03/1992StretfordSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours12/03/1992WorkingtonSigned
Frank Doran12/03/1992Aberdeen SouthSigned

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