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British Nationality: Children

Question for Home Office

UIN 131316, tabled on 28 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has undertaken race and disability equality assessments of the fee for children to register as British citizens in the context of the Supreme Court judgment dated 2 February 2022 in R (on the application of The Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens) v Secretary of State for the Home Department.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

7 March 2022

Following the Court of Appeal’s ruling in February last year, the Home Office committed to reviewing the child registration fee in line with its duties under Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009.

A Supreme Court hearing on a separate ground in this case took place on 23rd and 24th June 2021, with the judgement handed down on 2 February 2022. It has been important to give the Supreme Court the opportunity to give its view on the questions raised by this case before finalising the Section 55 assessment. We are now able to do so and will conclude the assessment, and associated review of the fee, shortly.

We will share the results in due course.

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Home Office
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