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New Migrant Worker Scheme For The Fishing Industry

EDM number 1426 in 2017-19, proposed by Angus MacNeil on 20/06/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Employment, Fisheries and Immigration.

That this House notes the need for a new migrant worker scheme that allows for a number of non-EEA nationals to work in the UK inshore fishing industry with work permits of up to 10 months annually; recognises the significant shortage of fishermen currently working in the UK inshore fleet, particularly in Scotland and Northern Ireland; further recognises the lack of action and harsh environment from the Home Office has meant that over 25 boats have already gone out of business in the West of Scotland and Northern Ireland in recent months; further notes the tremendous need for these skilled seaman to come and contribute to the local economy to ensure the industry survives; calls on the Home Office to recognise the special circumstances for a migration scheme and to promptly act to introduce such a scheme.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Angus MacNeil20/06/2018Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartyProposed
Stephen Gethins20/06/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySeconded
Drew Hendry20/06/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySeconded
Ian Blackford20/06/2018Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySeconded
Stewart Hosie20/06/2018Dundee EastScottish National PartySeconded
Brendan O'Hara20/06/2018Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySeconded
Carol Monaghan20/06/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman20/06/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard20/06/2018Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Deidre Brock20/06/2018Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley20/06/2018Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
John McNally20/06/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day20/06/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss20/06/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/06/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon21/06/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Patrick Grady21/06/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens25/06/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Pete Wishart12/07/2018Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned

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