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British Nationality: Children

Question for Home Office

UIN HL638, tabled on 6 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 26 May (HLWS61), whether and when they will publish their assessment of children’s best interests in relation to children’s statutory rights to British citizenship that underpins the review fees.

Answered on

20 June 2022

Answer to HL637:

Local Authorities were notified of the introduction of a fee exception in the Local Government Bulletin issued on 27 May by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities.

The Home Office is continuing to reach out to a wide range of organisations who have an interest in the fee exception and waiver to notify them of their introduction.

Answer to HL638:

There are no plans to publish the assessment of the children’s best interests in relation to the child registration fee. The Written Statement provided a summary of the conclusions of that assessment, outlining why the Home Office has opted for the specific approach of a waiver and exception.

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