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Visitor Visas For People From India

EDM number 876 in 2017-19, proposed by Roger Godsiff on 30/01/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Asia, Immigration and Tourism.

That this House welcomes the announcement of the doubling of UK exports to India, increasing trade and developing economic relations; acknowledges the importance of the UK and India's long-term historical, cultural and business ties, and celebrates the positive relationship between the two countries; notes that the Government's hosting of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is a golden opportunity for building stronger ties with India; further notes that tourists from India contributed £432 million to the UK economy in 2016; expresses support for increasing mobility between the two nations; believes that simplifying the visitor visa application process to make it easier and more attractive for people from India to visit the UK is a crucial part of developing this bilateral relationship; and urges the Government to support the Royal Commonwealth Society's campaign to have the special UK-China bilateral visitor visa pilot extended to India, to boost tourism and trade and support diplomatic relations.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs.

Roger Godsiff30/01/2018Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourProposed
Jim Shannon31/01/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
David Simpson31/01/2018Upper BannDUPSeconded
Ronnie Campbell31/01/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Martyn Day31/01/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens31/01/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Bob Blackman01/02/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Christine Jardine01/02/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John Spellar06/02/2018WarleyLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma20/02/2018Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Drew Hendry20/02/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/02/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins20/02/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Gareth Thomas20/02/2018Harrow WestLabourSigned
Frank Field20/02/2018BirkenheadLabourSigned
Vernon Coaker20/02/2018GedlingLabourSigned
Sammy Wilson20/02/2018East AntrimDUPSigned
Stephen Timms22/02/2018East HamLabourSigned
Mike Gapes22/02/2018Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Edward Davey27/02/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandy Martin22/03/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Henry Bellingham16/04/2018North West NorfolkConservativeSigned
Jo Swinson16/04/2018East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson17/04/2018Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Gavin Robinson18/04/2018Belfast EastDUPSigned
Paul Girvan18/04/2018South AntrimDUPSigned
Nigel Dodds18/04/2018Belfast NorthDUPSigned

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