Nationality and Borders Bill — New Clause 52 — Non-UK Service Personnel: Waiver of Fees — 7 Dec 2021 at 19:00

The majority of MPs voted not to waive immigration and nationality related fees for non UK citizens in the UK armed forces who have served for at least five years, and their dependents.

MPs were considering the Nationality and Borders Bill.[1][2][3]

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Non-UK service personnel: waiver of fees and stated:

  • ‘(1) The Secretary of State must, within six months of the date of Royal Assent to this Act, make regulations exempting relevant persons from the payment of fees in respect of the exercise of functions in connection with immigration or nationality under section 68 of the Immigration Act 2014.
  • (2) For the purposes of this section, ‘relevant persons’ are persons who—
  • (a) do not hold British citizenship and are serving or have in the past served in the UK armed forces for a minimum period of five years; or
  • (b) are dependants of persons identified in paragraph (a)

The motion rejected in this vote was:

  • That the clause be added to the Bill.


Debate in Parliament |

Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alba0 20100.0%
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con290 (+2 tell) 15084.8%
DUP0 7087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 50100.0%
Lab0 164 (+2 tell)083.4%
LDem0 7058.3%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 40088.9%
Total:290 247084.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

Rehman ChishtiGillingham and RainhamConaye
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConaye
Iain Duncan SmithChingford and Woodford GreenConaye
Tobias EllwoodBournemouth EastCon (front bench)aye
Michael FabricantLichfieldCon (front bench)aye
Mark FrancoisRayleigh and WickfordCon (front bench)aye
James GrayNorth WiltshireCon (front bench)aye
Simon HoareNorth DorsetCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamCon (front bench)aye
Stephen McPartlandStevenageConaye
Johnny MercerPlymouth, Moor ViewCon (front bench)aye
Anne Marie MorrisNewton AbbotCon (front bench)aye
Thomas TugendhatTonbridge and MallingCon (front bench)aye
William WraggHazel GroveCon (front bench)aye

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