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British Indian Ocean Territory (Citizenship) Bill 2017-19

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)
Sponsor:
Henry Smith

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

Next event

  • 2nd reading: House of Commons 2nd reading: House of Commons | 26.10.2018

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 150 2017-19 (as introduced) | PDF version, 75KB 09.03.2018

Latest news on the British Indian Ocean Territory (Citizenship) Bill 2017-19

This Bill was expected to have its second reading debate on Friday 16 March 2018. However, it was objected to and second reading will now take place provisionally on Friday 26 October 2018.

This Bill was introduced to Parliament on Tuesday 16 January 2018 under the Ten Minute Rule. This allows an MP to make his or her case for a new bill in a speech lasting up to ten minutes. An opposing speech may also be made before the House decides whether or not the bill should be introduced. If the MP is successful the bill is taken to have had its first reading.

This Bill is a Private Member’s Bill. If you wish to know more about this bill please contact its sponsor, Henry Smith.

Summary of the British Indian Ocean Territory (Citizenship) Bill 2017-19

A Bill to allow persons descended from individuals born in the British Indian Ocean Territory to register as British overseas territories citizens; and for connected purposes.

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