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Thangam Debbonaire

Labour - Bristol West

Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

(since April 2020)

Debate information

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Significant Bristol West Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
14,297
Petition Closed

Introduce super visa category for parents of British citizens similar to Canada

Gov Responded - 3 May 2018 Debated on - 9 Jul 2018 View Thangam Debbonaire's petition debate contributions
29 Jul 2018
closed 2 years, 6 months ago

Parents for British citizens are treated differently if they reside in countries outside the EU and are not EU citizens and government has made the settlement of parents under ADR practically impossible so we are looking for a middle ground as it is done in Canada with SUPER VISA

6,730
Petition Closed

British citizens should be able to appeal the refusal of a family 'visit visa'

Debated on - 9 Jul 2018 View Thangam Debbonaire's petition debate contributions
6 Apr 2018
closed 2 years, 9 months ago

The appeals process for Family Visit Visa was removed on 25 June, 2013 to save costs. My recent personal experience confirmed that the UKBA seem to have cut the process of justice and accountability while cutting their costs. How can this be justified?
Is UKBA now the Judge, Jury and Executioner?

71,178
Petition Closed

Introduce automatic approval of visit visas for families of British Citizens

Gov Responded - 22 Jan 2018 Debated on - 9 Jul 2018 View Thangam Debbonaire's petition debate contributions
6 Jun 2018
closed 2 years, 7 months ago

Family members of UK Citizens shouldn’t have to meet the same criteria as other applicants for a visit visa. Not being a citizen doesn’t make our parent, siblings, children or grandchildren any less a part of our family. The only requirement should be that a British relative sponsors them.


Most recent EDMs signed by Thangam Debbonaire

Date Tabled Title Signatures
22 Jul 2020
Thangam Debbonaire signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Town and Country Planning

Tabled by: Keir Starmer (Labour - Holborn and St Pancras)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 755), dated 20 July 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 21 July 2020, be annulled.
18 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Liberal Democrat: 3
22 Jul 2020
Thangam Debbonaire signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Town and Country Planning

Tabled by: Keir Starmer (Labour - Holborn and St Pancras)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 756), dated 20 July 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 21 July 2020, be annulled.
20 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Liberal Democrat: 3
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Commons initiatives

2 Urgent Questions tabled by Thangam Debbonaire

Date Forum Title
11 Nov 2020 Commons Chamber Covid-19 Lockdown: Homelessness and Rough Sleepers
22 Jul 2020 Commons Chamber Rented Homes: End of Evictions Ban

Thangam Debbonaire has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Thangam Debbonaire has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting

Thangam Debbonaire has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


529 Written Questions

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