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British Nationality Act 1981 (Remedial) Order 2018


Report recommendations

  • It’s unacceptable that your British nationality should depend on whether your parents were married
  • People shouldn’t have to pay fees again when they are having to re-apply for nationality because of previous discrimination
  • British Mothers should be able to pass on British nationality to their children in the same way as Fathers can
  • That significant discrimination persists in getting British Overseas Territory Citizenship
  • That the Government should act to remedy other discrimination in British Nationality Law as soon as possible.

The Committee look forward to receiving further information promised by the Home Office on how it intends to tackle wider discrimination issues in British Nationality Law (as highlighted in the report) and welcomes them taking action on address similar discrimination when it comes to British Overseas Territories Citizenship.

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