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British Nationality: Children

Question for Home Office

UIN HL1353, tabled on 23 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the High Court judgment in ST & VW v Secretary of State for the Home Department on 29 April, what steps they are taking regarding the application of section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009; and in particular how the judgment will affect the application of the No Recourse to Public Funds condition.

Answered on

29 June 2021

In the judgment in the case of ST & VW v Secretary of State the Secretary of State for the Home Department was successful in five out of the six challenges brought against the No Recourse to Public Funds policy.

We are currently reflecting on the judgment relating to Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 and the nature of any amendments required to the Immigration Rules and guidance.

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Home Office