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Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2007-08

Last updated: 30 October 2008 at 18:57

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This Bill is designed to liberalise the nationality requirements for civil servants. Its provisions would amend the Act of Settlement 1701 and the Aliens (Restrictions) Act 1919. These Acts, combined with EC legislation, have led to the restriction of recruitment to certain areas of the Civil Service to UK nationals. The Bill has Government support and would give individuals the opportunity, irrespective of their nationality, to be considered for the vast majority of posts in the Civil Service, and for other posts of employment under the Crown. The Bill's sponsor has presented earlier versions of the Bill since session 2002-03 without success.


Mr Andrew Dismore

Current version of the Bill

Bill as introduced - html version
20 May 2008

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
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