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Family And Business Visas For Indians

EDM number 1043 in 2015-16, proposed by Virendra Kumar Sharma on 01/02/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Asia, Children and families and Immigration.

That this House notes that since 2012 immigration rules have more than tripled the amount of money required under financial (minimum income) rules; is concerned that such stringent requirements have been accompanied by a reduction in the variety of income sources which may be considered; is further concerned that such a sum is pushed to an onerously high rate when there are children to be taken care of; further notes that this rate is significantly higher than the minimum wage; worries that the UK has now been ranked as the least family-friendly country to migrate to; notes that while the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced relaxed visas for Chinese business leaders, such a proposal for Indians has not been forthcoming; notes that the long-standing relationship between the UK and India is being put in jeopardy not long after the Indian Prime Minister called the UK India's route into the EU; and calls on UKVI and the Government to assess and reform the unfair system they have implemented.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Virendra Sharma01/02/2016Ealing, SouthallLabourProposed
Paul Monaghan02/02/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySeconded
Alan Meale02/02/2016MansfieldLabourSeconded
Angus MacNeil02/02/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day02/02/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Neil Gray03/02/2016Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySeconded
Angela Crawley03/02/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss04/02/2016Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins04/02/2016North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens04/02/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Corri Wilson04/02/2016Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson05/02/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Steven Paterson08/02/2016StirlingScottish National PartySigned
Stuart McDonald08/02/2016Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySigned
Anne McLaughlin10/02/2016Glasgow North EastScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas10/02/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Stuart Donaldson10/02/2016West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Yasmin Qureshi22/02/2016Bolton South EastLabourSigned

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