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

I am grateful to the Minister for his response and those assurances. He is quite right about the reasons for the recognition that was given to health and social care staff. We are just calling for the same recognition for volunteers as well. I would be interested to know more. I get the impression that this would be a tiny hit for the Treasury, but it could have real benefit for charities. Before we think about that and make the case again before we reach Report stage, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the motion.