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Immigration Controls

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Hitchen and Harpenden on 7 July 2008, Official Report, column 1247W, when and how she plans to consult on changes to the immigration rules on length of residence rights of access to a child. (222306)

The green paper ‘The Path to Citizenship’ outlined our proposals to create a new clear framework for the journey to citizenship and clarify the routes to British Citizenship/permanent residence.

These proposals will affect all those who would otherwise have sought settlement under the Long Residence Rules or Rules on those seeking to exercise rights of access to a child.

We published the Government's response to the consultation on 14 July. We will not therefore consult further on these two areas but will continue to determine how these two categories will fit within the revised architecture.