Early day motion 709

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That this House condemns the arbitrary nature of the minimum income threshold in the Immigration Rules; notes that the requirement for citizens to be earning at least £18,600 for their non-EU family members to be able to migrate to the UK unfairly discriminates against those who live in areas of the country with lower wages, and those who may have an income below £18,600 but are still able to accommodate a family member, such as pensioners; further notes a study by Middlesex University which found that the financial requirement costs the Government money due to the loss of migrants' economic activity; and calls on the Government to introduce more flexibility into the financial threshold to ensure that families are not unnecessarily kept apart.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 22.01.2015
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 20.01.2015
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 21.01.2015
Blomfield, Paul Labour Party Sheffield Central 19.01.2015
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 19.01.2015
Campbell, Menzies Liberal Democrats North East Fife 22.01.2015
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 19.01.2015
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 21.01.2015
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 27.01.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 20.01.2015
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 20.01.2015
Ellman, Louise Labour Party Liverpool Riverside 02.02.2015
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 21.01.2015
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 02.02.2015
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 22.01.2015
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 20.01.2015
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 19.01.2015
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 19.01.2015
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 29.01.2015
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 21.01.2015
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 19.01.2015
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 19.01.2015
Kennedy, Charles Liberal Democrats Ross Skye and Lochaber 02.02.2015
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 22.01.2015
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 22.01.2015
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 21.01.2015
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 21.01.2015
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 28.01.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 20.01.2015
McInnes, Liz Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 22.01.2015
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 21.01.2015
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 22.01.2015
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 22.01.2015
Reid, Alan Liberal Democrats Argyll and Bute 22.01.2015
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 19.01.2015
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 21.01.2015
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 21.01.2015
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 20.01.2015
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 20.01.2015
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 21.01.2015
Smith, Robert Liberal Democrats West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 28.01.2015
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 05.02.2015
Thornton, Mike Liberal Democrats Eastleigh 27.01.2015
Thurso, John Liberal Democrats Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 28.01.2015
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 22.01.2015
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 22.01.2015
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 22.01.2015
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 28.01.2015
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 29.01.2015
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 22.01.2015