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Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill 2007-08

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Andrew Dismore

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill as introduced - html version 20.05.2008

Summary of the Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill 2007-08

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.

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