Overseas Electors Bill: Money

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:54 pm on 16th October 2018.

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Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Conservative, North Thanet 4:54 pm, 16th October 2018

I know some such young people, but at most they could have paid two years’ worth of taxes. Harry Shindler paid taxes for years and gave blood and fought for his country. I am afraid that Opposition Members are seeking to deny people such as that the right to be British and to vote as British, which I regard as an absolute disgrace—

Three quarters of an hour having elapsed since the commencement of proceedings on the motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Questions necessary to dispose of the proceedings (Standing Order No. 52(1)(b)).

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 259, Noes 296.