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Right Of Abode For Former British-Hong Kong Servicemen

EDM number 537 in 2017-19, proposed by Andrew Rosindell on 14/11/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Armed forces, Asia, Immigration and Nationality.

That this House recognises the enormous contribution to Britain of the former Hong Kong armed forces from 1857 until 1997; believes that those remaining soldiers of the Hong Kong Military Service Corps and the Hong Kong Royal Naval Service who did not receive a UK passport following the handover of Hong Kong to China should now be offered that choice; notes that not more than some 500 soldiers were given a UK passport in 1997 under the then passport selection scheme; further notes that the remainder of the Military Service Corps and some 100 Royal Naval servicemen were left behind; acknowledges that these men and their ancestors have served UK commitments in South East Asia greatly, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Britain throughout two world wars, as well as alongside Britain in France, Burma, Korea, Malaya, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and the UN for King, Queen and country; and calls on the Government to recognise that the decision not to have asked each serviceman to freely transfer their nationality from British-Hong Kong to Hong Kong-Chinese was unjust and an error that should now be rectified.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Andrew Rosindell14/11/2017RomfordConservativeProposed
Virendra Sharma14/11/2017Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon14/11/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Gregory Campbell15/11/2017East LondonderryDUPSeconded
Julian Lewis15/11/2017New Forest EastConservativeSeconded
Gavin Robinson15/11/2017Belfast EastDUPSeconded
Bob Blackman15/11/2017Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Chris Stephens15/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon16/11/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Brendan O'Hara16/11/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Nigel Dodds16/11/2017Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Keith Vaz16/11/2017Leicester EastLabourSigned
Gordon Henderson20/11/2017Sittingbourne and SheppeyConservativeSigned
Marie Rimmer21/11/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Christine Jardine21/11/2017Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Cunningham21/11/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Mary Glindon27/11/2017North TynesideLabourSigned
Andrew Bridgen04/12/2017North West LeicestershireConservativeSigned
Carol Monaghan10/09/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff11/10/2018Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned

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