House of Commons
FEES FOR REGISTERING CHILDREN AS BRITISH CITIZENS
EDM #1262
Tabled 14 May 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House believes that tens of thousands of children born and living in the UK and entitled to register as British citizens under the British Nationality Act 1981 are nevertheless undocumented and therefore unable to acces public services, social security, private rented accommodation, the labour market and many other benefits of citizenship; further believes that some will simply be unaware of the requirement to register and many others will not have the means to afford the fee of over £1,000 charged by the Home Office; notes that the estimated cost of processing such applications is only £372; believes that no child should be prevented from taking up their entitlement to British citizenship simply because of cost; calls for the fee for applications to be reduced to no higher than the cost of processing, for exemptions for children in local authority care, and for fee waivers for children who cannot afford to pay any fee at all; and further calls for steps to be taken to raise awareness of the need to register the right of these children to British nationality.

Signatures (75)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
22 May 2018
Benn, Hilary
Labour
05 July 2018
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
24 May 2018
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
22 May 2018
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
22 May 2018
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
22 May 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
22 May 2018
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
04 June 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
05 June 2018
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
22 May 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
17 May 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
16 May 2018
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
22 May 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
22 May 2018
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
21 May 2018
Gapes, Mike
Labour
09 July 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
24 May 2018
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
19 June 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
24 May 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
22 May 2018
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
24 May 2018
Green, Kate
Labour
22 May 2018
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
04 June 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
21 May 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
12 June 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
15 May 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
22 May 2018
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
22 May 2018
Hoey, Kate
Labour
09 July 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
17 May 2018
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
01 November 2018
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
22 May 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
22 May 2018
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
27 June 2018
Lefroy, Jeremy
Conservative
24 May 2018
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
16 May 2018
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
16 May 2018
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
19 July 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
16 May 2018
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
23 May 2018
Morris, Grahame
Labour
04 June 2018
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
22 May 2018
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
22 May 2018
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
24 May 2018
Perkins, Toby
Labour
04 June 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
22 May 2018
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
16 May 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
17 May 2018
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
16 May 2018
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
10 July 2018
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
22 May 2018
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
05 June 2018
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
24 May 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
09 October 2018
Snell, Gareth
Labour
23 May 2018
Sobel, Alex
Labour
22 May 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
15 May 2018
Stevens, Jo
Labour
21 May 2018
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
22 May 2018
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
22 May 2018
Umunna, Chuka
Labour
04 September 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
16 May 2018
West, Catherine
Labour
25 June 2018
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
04 June 2018
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
16 May 2018
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
22 May 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
26 June 2019
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
11 July 2019
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
15 July 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion