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British Nationality: Children

Home Office written question – answered on 7th January 2020.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

HL1">To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to remove the fee charged by the Home Office to register children as British citizens; and whether they intend to refund those who paid such fees before the High Court ruling on 19 December.

Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

HL2">To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ruling of the High Court on 19 December in the case brought by the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens that there is a “mass of evidence” that the fee charged to children registering for British citizenship prevents many such children from registering British citizenship, leaving them feeling “alienated, excluded, ‘second-best’, insecure and not fully assimilated into the culture and social fabric of the UK.”

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

The judgment was handed down on 19 December, and we are carefully considering its implications, and next steps.

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