Ministerial Endorsement

Des Browne MP, former Minister of State for Citizenship and Immigration spoke about the launch of the ABNI:

“We want to encourage those who are settled in the UK to play a full part in their wider community and to take up British citizenship. I am very pleased to announce this new group which will help the Government take forward its plans for better integration to help encourage migrants to play both an active role in society and to feel a real sense of belonging in the wider community."

“Each of the new appointees has excellent knowledge of the issues and challenges that affect migrants, citizenship and naturalisation and their experience will be a real asset to the board."

“I am delighted to announce that Sir Bernard Crick has been appointed Chair to the ABNI. Sir Bernard has made a strong contribution to the Government’s citizenship agenda and has played an important role in advising on the next steps towards integration.”