Motion 11: Campaign on visa regulations

This Annual Conference instructs General Council to facilitate the organisation of a campaign, by any interested Members, Groups and Districts of the Woodcraft Folk, to change the regulations which allow the UK Border Agency to refuse visas to members of delegations who wish to attend events, such as International Camps, run by Woodcraft Folk and other similar charitable organisations.

Proposed and Seconded by: Brighton Central and Hove District

Supporting Information:

This problem with visas is not just limited to Britain but is a much wider issue across Europe which, if allowed to continue, will mean that we will have great difficulty in getting any Solidarity delegations along to our camps, and in particular to CoCamp this year. Surely this cannot be ignored any longer, particularly by an organisation with the motto "Span the World with Friendship."