The latest news on the United Kingdom Borders Bill 2012-13 is that Andrew Rosindell MP has nominated 3 May 2013 for the Second Reading. But as the House is not expected to sit on this day it is unlikely to be debated on this date. Mr. Rosindell may choose another day for the Second Reading. 

The Bill, a Private Member’s Bill,  was introduced into Parliament on 11 July 2012 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.

If enacted, special entry would be assured for citizens of the Realms including Australians, New Zealanders and Canadians.

 

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