British Nationality (Irish Citizens) Bill 2023-24


make provision for Irish citizens who have been resident in the United Kingdom for five years to be entitled to British citizenship; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

What is this Bill?

The British Nationality (Irish Citizens) Bill was a Ballot Bill tabled by Gavin Robinson that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 6 December 2023 and became an Act of Parliament on 24 May 2024.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Gavin Robinson), not the Government.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Act of Parliament, Ballot Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
17/05/2024
Explanatory Note
29/04/2024

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

24th May 2024
3rd reading (Lords)
24th May 2024
Order of Commitment discharged
24th May 2024
Royal Assent (Commons)
17th May 2024
2nd reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
17th May 2024
2nd reading (Lords)
14th May 2024
Briefing papers
British Nationality (Irish Citizens) Bill: HL Bill 71
29th April 2024
1st reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
29th April 2024
1st reading (Lords)
29th April 2024
Bill
HL Bill 71 (as brought from the Commons)
29th April 2024
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 71 Explanatory Notes
26th April 2024
3rd reading (Commons)
24th April 2024
Human rights memorandum
Memorandum from the Home Office - 24 April 2024
23rd April 2024
Explanatory Notes
Bill 202 EN 2023-24
19th April 2024
Bill
Bill 202 2023-24 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
19th April 2024
Bill
Bill 202 2023-24 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) - xml download
17th April 2024
Committee stage: 1st sitting (Commons)
17th April 2024
Bill proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 17 April 2024
17th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 April 2024
17th April 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 17 April
16th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 16 April 2024
11th April 2024
Briefing papers
Briefing paper on the Bill
15th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 March 2024
5th March 2024
InstructionBritish Citizenship (Northern Ireland) Bill:
26th January 2024
2nd reading (Commons)
24th January 2024
Bill
Bill 33 2023-24 (as introduced)
24th January 2024
Bill
Bill 33 2023-24 (as introduced) - xml download
24th January 2024
Explanatory Notes
Bill 33 EN 2023-24
6th December 2023
1st reading (Commons)