Early day motion 504

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LEAH McGRATH GOODMAN

  • Session: 2012-13
  • Date tabled: 11.09.2012
  • Primary sponsor: Hemming, John
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    That this House notes that an American journalist and author, Leah McGrath Goodman, has been banned from the UK Common Travel Area and refused a visa to visit Jersey; further notes that her objective was to investigate allegations of a cover-up following well-founded charges of decades-long child abuseat Jersey care home Haut de la Garenne; further notes that she had a clean immigration and travel record as a former Tier-1 visa holder and resident of the UK; further notes that there were no problems with the immigration service until she told them what she was intending to write about; and further notes that a Jersey-elected politician, Trevor Pitman, has tabled an electronic petition on Change.org calling for her to be granted a visa by the UK Border Agency so thatshe might continue her research in Jersey and write about matters in the Crown Dependency.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 11.09.2012