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British Nationality

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the granting of full citizenship would be delayed for those granted probationary citizenship should (a) a family member be found guilty of an offence and (b) the individual lose a case in the civil courts. (190144)

In the Government response to the consultation on the Green Paper ‘the path to citizenship’ we set out that we believe there is some value in supporting, and where necessary, challenging parents whose children offend. We recognise that there are sensitive issues which we need to consider carefully before proceeding and will establish a cross-Government working group to determine how to connect our proposals with other Government sanctions on youth crime.