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Alien Registration Fee

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the rate of increase of the alien registration fee.

The fees prescribed under the Immigration (Registration with the Police) Regulations and payable at the time of registration are intended to recover the administrative costs involved in the registration process. The large increases between 1975 and 1980, from 25p to £19, eventually achieved this end; the smaller increase to £21 in May this year maintained it.