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Chernobyl Children Visa Decision

EDM number 586 in 2012-13, proposed by Graeme Morrice on 17/10/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Charities, Children's social services, Eastern Europe and Immigration.

That this House commends the important work done by Friends of Chernobyl's Children and various other charities to help Belarusian and Ukrainian children living with the after-effects of radiation by bringing them to the UK to boost their immune systems and improve their health; notes, for example, that the Friends of Chernobyl's Children has brought around 600 children to the UK every year for the last 18 years, including seven to 12 year-old children from socially disadvantaged families who still live in the highly contaminated areas of Belarus; deplores the decision by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to end gratis visas for the Chernobyl children from March 2013, which threatens the future of these vital recuperative visits; and urges the Government to reconsider its decision and continue to grant gratis visas to enable these children to have the recuperative breaks they need.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

Graeme Morrice17/10/2012LivingstonLabourProposed
Mark Durkan17/10/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Andrew George17/10/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jim Shannon18/10/2012StrangfordDUPSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins18/10/2012Luton NorthLabourSeconded
David Anderson18/10/2012BlaydonLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn19/10/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn22/10/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
George Galloway22/10/2012Bradford WestRespectSigned
John Leech22/10/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Cunningham23/10/2012Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Mary Glindon24/10/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Mike Hancock24/10/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Gregory Campbell24/10/2012East LondonderryDUPSigned
Naomi Long24/10/2012Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Margaret Ritchie25/10/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John McDonnell25/10/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alan Meale25/10/2012MansfieldLabourSigned
Martin Caton25/10/2012GowerLabourSigned
Jim McGovern26/10/2012Dundee WestLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy30/10/2012GlenrothesLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds01/11/2012Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Caroline Lucas05/11/2012Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Alasdair McDonnell05/11/2012Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Greg Mulholland27/11/2012Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Esterson28/11/2012Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Pete Wishart17/12/2012Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Joan Walley18/01/2013Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned

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