HC Deb 23 July 1962 vol 663 cc118-9W
79. Mr. Chapman

asked the Lord Privy Seal when and where forms enabling South African citizens to opt for British nationality will be available in South Africa; and if he will give details of the steps he is taking to advertise in South Africa the opportunity which the South Africa Act provides for citizens to remain British.

Mr. Heath

The forms are available now at Her Majesty's Embassy and all consular offices in South Africa. Public attention was drawn both in the United Kingdom and in South Africa, at the time of the readings of the South Africa Bill and its enactment, to the provisions under which South African citizens may be able to acquire United Kingdom citizenship by registration. Since then Her Majesty's Embassy have obtained wide publicity for the implications of the change in South Africa's status resulting from the Bill. I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for having given further publicity to this matter by his Question.