New Clause 7 - Indefinite leave to remain payments by Commonwealth and Gurkha members of armed forces

Armed Forces Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:00 pm on 23rd June 2021.

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(1) The Immigration Act 2014 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 68 (10), after “regulations” insert “must make exceptions in respect of any person with citizenship of a Commonwealth country (other than the United Kingdom) who has served at least four years in the UK armed forces, or in respect of any person who has served at least four years in the Brigade of Gurkhas, such exceptions to include capping the fee for any such person applying for indefinite leave to remain at no more than the actual administrative cost of processing that application, and”—(Stephen Morgan.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

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

Division number 35 Armed Forces Bill — New Clause 7 - Indefinite leave to remain payments by Commonwealth and Gurkha members of armed forces

Aye: 272 MPs

No: 355 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

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Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

The Committee divided: Ayes 272, Noes 355.

Question accordingly negatived.

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Schedules 1 and 2 agreed to.