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Citizenship (Armed Forces) Bill (Ways and Means)

Volume 569: debated on Tuesday 29 October 2013

Motion made, and Question proposed,

That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Citizenship (Armed Forces) Bill, it is expedient to authorise:

(1) the charging of fees in connection with applications for naturalisation as a British citizen made by members or former members of the armed forces; and

(2) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund.—(Mr Harper.)

This is a straightforward proposal. Along with the residence requirements for naturalisation comes the process of charging fees. It is only right that everyone in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland should have to pay those fees, and members of Her Majesty’s armed forces or the diplomatic service overseas should also have to pay them. This measure concludes the price issue, and forms the last piece of the Citizenship (Armed Forces) Bill.

Question put and agreed to.