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Visa Fees For Overseas Students

EDM number 113 in 2003-04, proposed by Tony Colman on 26/11/2003.

That this House notes that fees of ú155 and ú250 for certain categories of visa were introduced, without prior consultation, earlier this year; notes with great concern the impact of such fees on the economic and cultural contribution of overseas students to the United Kingdom; is further concerned by evidence of delay in the batch processing of payments at the Cannock office and suggests that such students be enabled to make prepayment at a bank; draws attention to the considerable disparity in fees paid by overseas students at entry clearance offices abroad, namely ú36, and those now paid in the UK; considers that the new fees regime was introduced with insufficient notice to those directly affected and without sufficient resources to process applications with the efficiency warranted by the high level of those fees; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to review the fees regime as a matter of urgency and to bring before this House proposals to rectify the manifest defects of that regime.

This motion has been signed by a total of 49 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Tony Colman26/11/2003PutneyLabourProposed
Bob Russell27/11/2003ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Thomas27/11/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Alan Meale27/11/2003MansfieldLabourSigned
Sue Doughty27/11/2003GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Gibson01/12/2003Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley01/12/2003Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis01/12/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Robert Wareing01/12/2003Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Michael Weir01/12/2003AngusScottish National PartySigned
John McDonnell02/12/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Desmond Turner02/12/2003Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley02/12/2003RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard02/12/2003WalthamstowLabourSigned
Andrew George02/12/2003St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean02/12/2003BurtonLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara02/12/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden02/12/2003Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones02/12/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
David Heath02/12/2003Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Tonge03/12/2003Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes03/12/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Mike Hancock03/12/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew03/12/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Tom Brake03/12/2003Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Lepper03/12/2003Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Mark Lazarowicz03/12/2003Edinburgh North & LeithLabour Co-operativeSigned
Harry Cohen03/12/2003Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Bob Spink04/12/2003Castle PointConservativeSigned
Elfyn Llwyd04/12/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Martin Caton04/12/2003GowerLabourSigned
Jim Cousins04/12/2003Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Matthew Green04/12/2003LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett04/12/2003Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Roy Beggs04/12/2003East AntrimUUPSigned
Nigel Jones08/12/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon08/12/2003North DownUUPSigned
Marsha Singh09/12/2003Bradford WestLabourSigned
Bill Etherington09/12/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Annette Brooke11/12/2003Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Cook15/12/2003Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Marsden16/12/2003Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris Smith17/12/2003Islington South & FinsburyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson18/12/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Tony Clarke18/12/2003Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell12/02/2004Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Julie Morgan12/03/2004Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/07/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Terry DavisUnknownWithdrawn

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