HC Deb 20 January 1959 vol 598 c3W
32. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many British citizens domiciled in Singapore for more than two years have been refused citizenship certificates for Singapore; how many have been granted and subsequently withdrawn; and what procedure can be taken by an applicant who has been refused a certificate and who holds a British passport, when no reason has been given for such refusal.

Mr. Amery

I am informed by the Singapore Government, in whose competence this matter lies under the Singapore Citizenship Ordinance, 1957, that the figures are 20 and 21 respectively. The grant or refusal of registration as a citizen of Singapore, whether the applicant is a holder of a British passport or not, is at the discretion of the responsible Singapore Minister, and his decision is final, but a fresh application can always be submitted.