New Clause 3 — Amendment of the immigration rules relating to Gurkhas

Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 8:15 pm on 14th July 2009.

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'(1) The Immigration Rules, as laid before Parliament under section 3(2) of the Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77), are amended as follows.

(2) In Rule 276F (requirements for indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom as a Gurkha discharged from the British Army) omit paragraphs (ii) and (iii).

(3) In Rule 276I (requirements for indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a Gurkha discharged from the British Army) omit paragraphs (ii) and (iii).

(4) Gurkhas discharged from the British Army prior to 1997 shall have parity with Commonwealth servicemen in terms of the requirements for indefinite leave to enter and remain in the United Kingdom.'.- (Chris Huhne.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The House divided: Ayes 189, Noes 270.

Division number 200 Bill Presented — New Clause 3 — Amendment of the immigration rules relating to Gurkhas

Aye: 188 MPs

No: 270 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment made: 15, page 19, line 23, leave out clause 25.- (Mr. Woolas.)