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Family Visitor Appeals

EDM number 1152 in 1999-00, proposed by Gerald Bermingham on 14/11/2000.

That this House welcomes the restoration, under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, of the right of appeal againt a refusal of a visa to visit family members in the United Kingdom; notes the considerable concern of the Commission for Racial Equality, the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, the Immigration Advisory Service, the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association, the Legal Action Group, Justice, the Law Society and others that the value of this right of appeal is negated by the charging of substantial fees to appellants; notes with regret that these fees, the first to be imposed under the social welfare tribunal system, will have an adverse impact on black and Asian families, and thus on race relations; and urges the Government to dispense with such fee-charging for family visitor appeals.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs.

Gerry Bermingham14/11/2000St Helens SouthLabourProposed
Stephen Pound14/11/2000Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Allan Rogers14/11/2000RhonddaLabourSigned
Peter Kilfoyle14/11/2000Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews14/11/2000MedwayLabourSigned
Stephen McCabe14/11/2000Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Paul Flynn14/11/2000Newport WestLabourSigned
Jane Griffiths14/11/2000Reading EastLabourSigned
Gerry Steinberg14/11/2000Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt14/11/2000Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Fiona Jones15/11/2000NewarkLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley15/11/2000Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Harry Barnes15/11/2000North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Win Griffiths15/11/2000BridgendLabourSigned
Norman Godman15/11/2000Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Martin Caton15/11/2000GowerLabourSigned
Bill Michie15/11/2000Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Alice Mahon15/11/2000HalifaxLabourSigned
Lynne Jones15/11/2000Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Jenny Jones15/11/2000Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Brian Iddon15/11/2000Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Jon Trickett16/11/2000HemsworthLabourSigned
Ian Gibson16/11/2000Norwich NorthLabourSigned
John McWilliam16/11/2000BlaydonLabourSigned
Brian Sedgemore16/11/2000Hackney South & ShoreditchLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore16/11/2000HendonLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara17/11/2000Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington17/11/2000Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Joan Walley17/11/2000Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Piara S Khabra20/11/2000Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar20/11/2000Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/11/2000Islington NorthLabourSigned
John Cummings20/11/2000EasingtonLabourSigned
Huw Edwards21/11/2000MonmouthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis21/11/2000Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell21/11/2000Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Gapes21/11/2000Ilford SouthLabour Co-operativeSigned
Terry Davis21/11/2000Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Tom Cox21/11/2000TootingLabourSigned
George Mudie21/11/2000Leeds EastLabourSigned
Vincent Cable22/11/2000TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell22/11/2000Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe22/11/2000LeighLabourSigned
Mike Hancock22/11/2000Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Thomas22/11/2000CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Eric Illsley23/11/2000Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson23/11/2000Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Brian Cotter23/11/2000Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin27/11/2000Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
David Chidgey28/11/2000EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned

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