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British-Hong Kong Armed Forces veterans

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1517: tabled on 19 July 2023

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the successful outcome of the campaign for the right of abode for former British-Hong Kong Armed Forces, with the establishment of a new British-Hong Kong Armed Forces Veterans Settlement route allowing British-Hong Kong ex-servicemen the right to live and work in the UK; believes that those ex-servicemen who did not receive a UK passport following the handover of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China in 1997 should now be offered that choice under this new settlement route; recognises that these men have gallantly served the British Crown in South-East Asia, as well as standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Britain in two World Wars, campaigns in France, Burma, Korea, Malaya, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and with the United Nations, serving King, Queen and Country; further recognises that this new settlement route corrects the unjust decision which forced servicemen to transfer from British-Hong Kong to Hong Kong-Chinese, preventing them from attaining British citizenship; acknowledges the rightful decision in 2019 to recognise the Hong Kong Military Service Crops as regular army corps, as opposed to locally employed personnel; and commends the sincere dedication of Peter Vorberg and Russ Banks, assisted by Alain Lau, Joe Lee, Roger Ching, Huw Matthews, Stella Thornton, Brigadier Norman Allen CBE, Victor Ho, all British Army veterans and all members of the Parliamentary Support Group, who fought to bring about this just outcome for all those who served with honour and distinction in the former British Crown Colony of Hong Kong.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.