Armed Forces Bill — New Clause 7 — Immigration and Nationality Fees Cap — Commonwealth and Gurkha Members of Armed Forces — 23 Jun 2021 at 17:00
The majority of MPs voted not to cap immigration and nationality related fees at level of the actual cost for citizens of Commonwealth countries who have who have served at least four years in the UK armed forces and for anyone who has served at least four years in the Brigade of Gurkhas.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Indefinite leave to remain payments by Commonwealth and Gurkha members of armed forces and stated:
- (1) The Immigration Act 2014 is amended as follows.
- (2) In section 68 (10), after “regulations” insert “must make exceptions in respect of any person with citizenship of a Commonwealth country (other than the United Kingdom) who has served at least four years in the UK armed forces, or in respect of any person who has served at least four years in the Brigade of Gurkhas, such exceptions to include capping the fee for any such person applying for indefinite leave to remain at no more than the actual administrative cost of processing that application, and
-  Parliament's webpage on the Armed Forces Act 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Armed Forces Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 12 May 2021 , Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Armed Forces Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 12 May 2021 , Parliament.uk
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||355 (+2 tell)||1||0||98.4%|
|Lab||0||195 (+2 tell)||0||99.5%|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|