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British Citizens And Saudi Visas For Hajj

EDM number 481 in 2003-04, proposed by Tony Colman on 26/01/2004.

That this House notes that applications by British citizens for visas to visit Saudi Arabia for the purpose of performing Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, must be accompanied by return airline tickets; further notes that there is no certainty that a visa will be granted and that the substantial cost of a return fare to Saudi Arabia will be forfeited in the event of a refusal; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to represent to the Saudi authorities on behalf of British Muslims that they should either abolish the requirement to buy a ticket in advance or refund the cost to the ticket to unsuccessful applicants.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Tony Colman26/01/2004PutneyLabourProposed
Lynne Jones27/01/2004Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley27/01/2004Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Andrew George27/01/2004St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn27/01/2004Newport WestLabourSigned
Ann Cryer27/01/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Colin Breed28/01/2004South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Roy Beggs28/01/2004East AntrimUUPSigned
Rudi Vis28/01/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt28/01/2004Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty29/01/2004Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Harry Barnes29/01/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore30/01/2004HendonLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard02/02/2004WalthamstowLabourSigned
Martin Caton03/02/2004GowerLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn03/02/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Keith Vaz04/02/2004Leicester EastLabourSigned
Frank Cook04/02/2004Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Tom Brake04/02/2004Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
George Mudie04/02/2004Leeds EastLabourSigned
Nigel Jones04/02/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Gregory Campbell04/02/2004East LondonderryDUPSigned
Bill Etherington05/02/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
David Drew05/02/2004StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
John McDonnell05/02/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Rob Marris05/02/2004Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Alan Simpson05/02/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Iris Robinson05/02/2004StrangfordDUPSigned
Betty Williams09/02/2004ConwyLabourSigned
Alex Salmond12/02/2004Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Angus Robertson23/02/2004MorayScottish National PartySigned
David Crausby24/02/2004Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Greg Pope26/02/2004HyndburnLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar04/03/2004Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Marsha Singh26/03/2004Bradford WestLabourSigned
Terry DavisUnknownWithdrawn

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