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Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 7:43 pm on 29th April 2009.

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Photo of Paul Holmes Paul Holmes Liberal Democrat, Chesterfield 7:43 pm, 29th April 2009

Lance Corporal Guyanendra Rai served in the British Army for 13 years, and, while fighting in the Falklands war, his back was severely damaged by an Argentine shell explosion. Owing to the fact that he served for "only" 13 years, he was not entitled to a pension or to British residency, unlike a Commonwealth soldier, who would be entitled after four years' service. Will the Minister's new proposals, which are to be put before the House, provide a better and a fair deal for a soldier such as Guyanendra Rai?

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Clara
Posted on 3 May 2009 7:32 pm (Report this annotation)

l think it also time the Government will also change the status of people (Adult, Kids) born of British parents outside UK and are in the Country as "over-stayers". how can they achieve the family life when the home office refuses them Visa to come to UK or refuse to grant them resident permit, but to tell them to go back to where they came from when their parents have companies and working as a carers for over number of years in the UK.
Allow them to work to support their families and we will not rush to government for help.