New Clause 14 - Immigration health surcharge: exemption for international volunteers

Part of Nationality and Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:15 pm ar 4 Tachwedd 2021.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Home Affairs) 2:15, 4 Tachwedd 2021

The Minister knows that I do not support the idea of an additional surcharge but, even if we accept his logic, the Government have exempted health and social care workers from the surcharge because they contribute to the healthcare system. Should that same logic not apply even more so to volunteers who are working in the health and social care system?