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Section 4a Of The British Nationality Act 1981

EDM number 1518 in 1997-98, proposed by Nigel Jones on 06/07/1998.

That this House notes with concern the impact of Section 4a of the British Nationality Act 1981 on children born to British citizens working overseas on supplemented contracts from the Overseas Development Agency and quangos; notes that these children are considered British citizens by descent and are therefore unable to transmit their citizenship automatically to a second generation; further notes that children born to British citizens working overseas as TCOs and seconded civil servants enjoy full rights to British citizenship otherwise than by descent; and urges the Government to amend the British Nationality Act 1981 to remove this unfair and discriminatory distinction.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Nigel Jones06/07/1998CheltenhamLiberal DemocratProposed
Bob Russell07/07/1998ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones07/07/1998Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Mike Hancock07/07/1998Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Fearn08/07/1998SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley08/07/1998Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Ann Cryer09/07/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
Martin Smyth09/07/1998Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Vincent Cable10/07/1998TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin10/07/1998Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Paul Keetch13/07/1998HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Williams13/07/1998Swansea WestLabourSigned
Audrey Wise13/07/1998PrestonLabourSigned
Ian Stewart14/07/1998EcclesLabourSigned
Harry Barnes14/07/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Edward Davey14/07/1998Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
John Cummings14/07/1998EasingtonLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone15/07/1998Brent EastLabourSigned
Donald Gorrie15/07/1998Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson16/07/1998Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/07/1998Islington NorthLabourSigned
Peter Brand17/07/1998Isle of WightLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Wallace20/07/1998Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Marsha Singh21/07/1998Bradford WestLabourSigned
Nick Harvey23/07/1998North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George27/07/1998St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell28/07/1998Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell04/11/1998Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned

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