New Clause 52 - Non-UK service personnel: waiver of fees

Nationality and Borders Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 7th December 2021.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 137
    A majority of MPs voted not to waive immigration and nationality related fees for non UK citizens in the UK armed forces who have served for at least five years, and their dependents.

‘(1) The Secretary of State must, within six months of the date of Royal Assent to this Act, make regulations exempting relevant persons from the payment of fees in respect of the exercise of functions in connection with immigration or nationality under section 68 of the Immigration Act 2014.

(2) For the purposes of this section, ‘relevant persons’ are persons who—

(a) do not hold British citizenship and are serving or have in the past served in the UK armed forces for a minimum period of five years; or

(b) are dependants of persons identified in paragraph (a).’—(Johnny Mercer.)

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

Division number 137 Nationality and Borders Bill — New Clause 52 — Non-UK Service Personnel: Waiver of Fees

A majority of MPs voted not to waive immigration and nationality related fees for non UK citizens in the UK armed forces who have served for at least five years, and their dependents.

Aye: 247 MPs

No: 290 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 107 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

The House divided: Ayes 251, Noes 296.

Question accordingly negatived.