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The motion for the debate is:

“That this House has considered immigration and nationality fees”.

Immigration and nationality fees have increased considerably over the past 10 years, although the rate of increases has slowed in more recent years.

The fees charged for certain application categories have been the subject of particular scrutiny and stakeholder criticisms in recent years. Examples include the fees charged to register a child as a British citizen; serving and former armed forces personnel; migrant healthcare workers; and people on a 10-year route to permanent settlement. The courts have recently found that the fees to register a child as a British citizens, and aspects of Home Office policies on fee waivers, have been unlawful. 

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