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British Nationality

Home Office written question – answered on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of Kirsty Blackman Kirsty Blackman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Economy), SNP Deputy Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to section 66 of the Immigration Act 2014, what the timeframe is for his Department to undertake a review of his powers to deprive individuals of their citizenship for the period from July 2015 to July 2018.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The first review of the power to deprive an individual of British citizenship under section 40(4A) of the British Nationality Act 1981, as provided for by section 66 of the Immigration Act 2014, was conducted by David Anderson QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. His report was published in April 2016, https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/518120/David_Anderson_QC_-_CITIZENSHIP_REMOVAL__web_.pdf

Max Hill QC stepped down from his role as Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation in October 2018. The next review of these powers will be commissioned following the appointment of the new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation.

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