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Child citizenship fees

EDM (Early Day Motion) 889: tabled on 24 January 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House believes that no child should be priced out of British citizenship; is appalled by the Home Office practice of charging a fee of £1,012 to register a child for British citizenship; is further appalled that the Home Office makes a profit of £640 from each child citizenship application; notes the Court of Appeal ruling of 19 February 2021 which declared this practice unlawful; believes that children born in the UK should be granted automatic British citizenship; urgently calls on the Home Office to immediately cease profiting from child citizenship fees and limit charges associated with child citizenship to the cost of processing applications; and further calls on the Government to review the impact of such fees on children’s human rights.

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.

Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2022
Birkenhead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 25 January 2022
Islington North
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2022
Wansbeck
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2022
Liverpool, Wavertree
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2022
Poplar and Limehouse
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2022
Liverpool, West Derby
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 27 January 2022
East Lothian
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Bedford
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
York Central
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 27 January 2022
Brighton, Pavilion
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2022
Glasgow South West
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2022
Jarrow
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 31 January 2022
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 January 2022
Glasgow Central
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 January 2022
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 January 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 January 2022
Arfon
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 January 2022
East Dunbartonshire
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 February 2022
Lanark and Hamilton East
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
City of Durham
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2022
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2022
Leeds East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.