Early day motion 488

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HOME OFFICE RETURNS PILOT SCHEME

That this House deplores the recent Home Office poster campaign running in UK Border Agency offices in Glasgow and London advising people seeking advice to 'go home'; believes that this poster campaign is an insensitive and ineffective way of dealing with illegal immigration and is unlikely to encourage voluntary returns; notes that this is not the only instance of this type of campaign following the heavily criticised vans carrying similar messages; further notes that charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have expressed their concerns about the campaign; further believes that this scheme is likely to undermine its stated aims whilst creating an environment of fear; and urges the Government to halt immediately this pilot scheme and to work with local authorities, community groups and NGOs to encourage voluntary returns in a more effective, liberal, sympathetic and humane manner.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 11.09.2013
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 08.10.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 08.10.2013
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 08.10.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 10.09.2013
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 12.09.2013
Gilmore, Sheila Labour Party Edinburgh East 08.10.2013
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 08.10.2013
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 09.09.2013
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 12.09.2013
Hood, Jim Labour Party Lanark and Hamilton East 08.10.2013
Horwood, Martin Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 25.10.2013
Hosie, Stewart Scottish National Party Dundee East 11.09.2013
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 09.09.2013
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 08.10.2013
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 11.09.2013
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 08.10.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 11.09.2013
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 08.10.2013
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 15.10.2013
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 21.10.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 10.09.2013
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 10.10.2013
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 11.09.2013
Reid, Alan Liberal Democrats Argyll and Bute 08.10.2013
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 10.09.2013
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 16.10.2013
Teather, Sarah Liberal Democrats Brent Central 11.09.2013