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Brain Family

EDM number 76 in 2016-17, proposed by Ian Blackford on 24/05/2016.
Categorised under the topic of Immigration.

That this House calls on the Government to honour the principle of the post work study visa to the Brain family, currently living in Dingwall, as was applicable when the family up-rooted themselves from Australia to come to Scotland in 2011 and to recognise the contribution and commitment the family have made to Scotland in obtaining, in Kathryn's case, a degree in Scottish history and archaeology, and that the future of Scotland is represented by their seven year old son Lachlan whose primary language is Scots Gaelic; recognises that families such as the Brains are exactly the example that the Highlands needs if we are to deliver strong, viable communities in the Highlands, a part of the country that has suffered from emigration for centuries and that it is not emigration but immigration of families such as the Brains that can make a valuable contribution to life in the Highlands; further calls on the Government to recognise that a granting of leave to stay together with the continuation of a right to accept employment is a necessary step until such times as the family can be in the position to find suitable long-term employment compliant with the requirements for a tier 2 visa that will secure their permanent rights to remain in the UK; notes that current UK immigration policy is not fit for Scotland's requirements; and calls on the Government to re-instate the post work study visa for students studying in Scotland.

This motion has been signed by a total of 59 MPs.

Ian Blackford24/05/2016Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartyProposed
Drew Hendry24/05/2016Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySeconded
Patricia Gibson24/05/2016North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySeconded
Philippa Whitford24/05/2016Central AyrshireScottish National PartySeconded
Marion Fellows24/05/2016Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySeconded
Hannah Bardell24/05/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySeconded
Stuart McDonald24/05/2016Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray24/05/2016Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Stewart McDonald24/05/2016Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Kirsten Oswald24/05/2016East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman24/05/2016Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry24/05/2016Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Michael Weir24/05/2016AngusScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ritchie24/05/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Stuart Donaldson24/05/2016West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Calum Kerr25/05/2016Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell25/05/2016Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss25/05/2016Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands25/05/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady25/05/2016Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh25/05/2016Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil25/05/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara25/05/2016Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Cowan25/05/2016InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Michelle Thomson25/05/2016Edinburgh WestScottish National PartySigned
Pete Wishart25/05/2016Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham25/05/2016Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Chris Stephens25/05/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Jonathan Edwards25/05/2016Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Carol Monaghan25/05/2016Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day25/05/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Natalie McGarry25/05/2016Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley25/05/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins25/05/2016North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty25/05/2016West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Alex Salmond25/05/2016Signed
George Kerevan25/05/2016East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Mark Durkan25/05/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Shannon25/05/2016StrangfordDUPSigned
Paul Monaghan25/05/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
John McNally25/05/2016FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard25/05/2016Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Roger Mullin25/05/2016Kirkcaldy and CowdenbeathScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson26/05/2016MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ferrier26/05/2016Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Cameron26/05/2016East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Eilidh Whiteford26/05/2016Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Richard Arkless26/05/2016Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts26/05/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Alan Brown26/05/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Deidre Brock26/05/2016Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Callum McCaig26/05/2016Aberdeen SouthScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson26/05/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Ian Mearns26/05/2016GatesheadLabourSigned
Chris Law06/06/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Steven Paterson20/06/2016StirlingScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black04/07/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Anne McLaughlin14/07/2016Glasgow North EastScottish National PartySigned
Alistair Carmichael05/09/2016Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned

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