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.
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.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Nationality and Borders Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Nationality and Borders Bill, as introduced 6 July 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Nationality and Borders Bill, as introduced 6 July 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||290 (+2 tell)||15||0||84.8%|
|Lab||0||164 (+2 tell)||0||83.4%|
|Rehman Chishti||Gillingham and Rainham||Con||aye|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||aye|
|Iain Duncan Smith||Chingford and Woodford Green||Con||aye|
|Tobias Ellwood||Bournemouth East||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Michael Fabricant||Lichfield||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Mark Francois||Rayleigh and Wickford||Con (front bench)||aye|
|James Gray||North Wiltshire||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Simon Hoare||North Dorset||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Tim Loughton||East Worthing and Shoreham||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Johnny Mercer||Plymouth, Moor View||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Anne Marie Morris||Newton Abbot||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Thomas Tugendhat||Tonbridge and Malling||Con (front bench)||aye|
|William Wragg||Hazel Grove||Con (front bench)||aye|