Child Citizenship Fees - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:41 pm on 23rd October 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Lister of Burtersett Baroness Lister of Burtersett Labour 2:41 pm, 23rd October 2018

My Lords, I thank the Minister, but no child rights impact assessment has been published. How can the Government meet their duty under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to give primary consideration to the best interests of the child when they fail to provide that assessment of the “huge” registration fee, to quote the Home Secretary? It effectively denies children born in this country their statutory right to citizenship, thereby undermining their sense of security, identity and belonging, and potentially creating a new Windrush generation.