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Abolition Of Appeal Rights

EDM number 296 in 1993-94, proposed by Graham Allen on 16/12/1993.

That this House notes the first anniversary of the Conservatives' proposal to abolish the right of appeal against refusals of visitors' visas, which has hit hard at black British and Asian British families with relatives seeking to attend christenings, weddings and funerals; condemns as weak and ineffectual the new monitor appointed by the Government to look at refusals; further notes that in 1992, 2,519 wrongful decisions on short-term visa refusals were overturned after the right of appeal, an error rate of one in five of all decisions, and that under the new arrangements such people have no means of redress; deplores the fact that the new monitor will not be able to overturn even the most blatantly wrong decisions, that it will consider the cases of a small and random sample and that individuals denied a visa will not be able to initiate monitoring; recognises that the monitor appointed by the Secretary of State is no substitute for proper appeal rights; and believes that appeal rights for all those refused a visitor's visa should be re-established.

This motion has been signed by a total of 67 MPs.

Graham Allen16/12/1993Nottingham NorthProposed
Max Madden16/12/1993Bradford WestSigned
Barbara Roche16/12/1993Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
Joan Ruddock16/12/1993Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Alan Meale16/12/1993MansfieldSigned
Alun Michael16/12/1993Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Neil Gerrard16/12/1993WalthamstowSigned
Ken Livingstone17/12/1993Brent EastSigned
Jim Dowd17/12/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Paddy Tipping11/01/1994SherwoodSigned
Harry Barnes11/01/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Bill Michie11/01/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Keith Hill11/01/1994StreathamSigned
Peter Hardy11/01/1994WentworthSigned
Colin Pickthall11/01/1994West LancashireSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie12/01/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Mike Watson12/01/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Gerry Steinberg12/01/1994Durham, City ofSigned
John Battle12/01/1994Leeds WestSigned
Janet Anderson12/01/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Win Griffiths12/01/1994BridgendSigned
Norman Godman12/01/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Evans12/01/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe12/01/1994LeighSigned
Jean Corston12/01/1994Bristol EastSigned
Michael Connarty12/01/1994Falkirk EastSigned
David Clelland12/01/1994Tyne BridgeSigned
Michael Clapham12/01/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Ernie Ross12/01/1994Dundee WestSigned
Keith Bradley12/01/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Peter Pike12/01/1994BurnleySigned
Terry Patchett12/01/1994Barnsley EastSigned
Martin Redmond12/01/1994Don ValleySigned
John Heppell12/01/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Simon Hughes12/01/1994Southwark and BermondseySigned
John Hutton12/01/1994Barrow & FurnessSigned
Lynne Jones12/01/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
John McAllion12/01/1994Dundee EastSigned
Ian McCartney12/01/1994MakerfieldSigned
William McKelvey12/01/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Edward O'Hara12/01/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Andrew Faulds13/01/1994Warley EastSigned
David Winnick13/01/1994Walsall NorthSigned
Mike Hall13/01/1994Warrington SouthSigned
John Gunnell13/01/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Mike Gapes13/01/1994Ilford SouthSigned
Ronnie Campbell13/01/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Anne Campbell13/01/1994CambridgeSigned
Nigel Jones13/01/1994CheltenhamSigned
Eric Illsley13/01/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Bridget Prentice13/01/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Bill Etherington13/01/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Alex Carlile17/01/1994MontgomerySigned
Maria Fyfe18/01/1994Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Mildred Gordon19/01/1994Bow and PoplarSigned
Jack Thompson21/01/1994WansbeckSigned
Tom Cox21/01/1994TootingSigned
Greg Pope25/01/1994HyndburnSigned
Roger Godsiff26/01/1994Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Nick Harvey27/01/1994North DevonSigned
Andrew Miller27/01/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Denzil Davies02/02/1994LlanelliSigned
Roland Boyes03/02/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Tommy Graham03/02/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Martyn Jones08/02/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Audrey Wise29/03/1994PrestonSigned
Ann Coffey16/06/1994StockportSigned

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