HC Deb 08 April 1968 vol 762 cc187-8W
67. Mr. Tilney

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs how many Gibraltarians were born of parents evacuated during the war to Great Britain; whether, under his regulations, they are now entitled to full United Kingdom passports; and, under those regulations, for how many years would their parents have had to have lived in Great Britain in order to obtain such passports.

Mr. Whitlock

Of the persons whose names appear in the official "Register of Gibraltarians", 482 were born in Great Britain between 1940 and 1949. Having been born here they have a right of entry which does not depend on the kind of passport they hold. The parents' war-time residence here does not exempt them from control under the Commonwealth Immigrants Acts and does not, therefore, qualify them to hold a passport other than one isued by the Governor of Gibraltar.