LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 06: Joanna Lumley arrives at The Houses of Parliament for a private meeting with Prime Minister Gordon Brown on May 6, 2009 in London, England. The meeting will focus on Gurkha immigration rights, after critics pressed for London to make it easier for the Nepalese veterans to settle here. As part of rules announced last week, Britain would only grant settlement rights to 4,300 ex-Gurkhas, far short of demands that they be given to all 36,000 Nepalese ex-soldiers who served with the British army before 1997. At the moment, only Gurkha soldiers who retired after 1997 — when their base moved from Hong Kong to Britain — have the automatic right to stay permanently. Other foreign soldiers in the British army can settle in Britain after four years’ service. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Joanna Lumley