Campaigns. It is important that I continue to know the strength of feeling on an issue and I prefer to respond to every inquiry, but the sheer size of campaign correspondence means that it is hard to justify to the tax payer the cost and time taken for individual written replies, so regrettably I will no longer reply to every item of campaign correspondence.  I will  post a response to the campaign on the "Responses to campaigns" page of my website.

I am sorry to do this, as it is rather impersonal, but can see no other way of maintaining a good service for all my constituents unless I approach campaigns this way.


07 JUN 2019

Child Citizenship Fees

Thank you very much for taking the time to email me about child citizenship fees.

I understand your concern on this matter but I must be honest and say that as immigration and nationality fees were only recently reset at the end of March, I do not think they will be changed again soon. However, I was pleased to note that the price of nationality registration as a British citizen for children did not increase.

This issue was raised in Westminster several times last year as you can see via the following links:

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2018-10-23/debates/B354EE36-28BB-45ED-A6EA-9846CC39594D/ChildCitizenshipFees

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2018-09-04/debates/5A44F907-7F59-46F2-A015-8AE28CB16237/BritishCitizenshipFeesChildren?highlight=child%20citizenship%20fees#contribution-A60A55D9-9BCF-4030-812D-A581EE2297F4

Lastly, you may find the following briefing from the House of Commons Library on this topic of interest:

researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CDP-2018-0196#fullreport

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