HC Deb 22 July 1971 vol 821 c339W
Miss Lestor

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many inhabitants of each of the dependent territories are solely citizens of the United Kingdom and colonies.

Mr. Kershaw

The numbers of inhabitants of dependent territories thought to be solely citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies are estimated to be as follows :

Bahamas 142,600
Bermuda 45,700
British Honduras 115,000
British Indian Ocean Territories No permanent population
British Solomon Islands Protectorate 3,000
British Virgin Islands 9,700
Cayman Islands 400
Falkland Islands and Dependencies 2,100
Gibraltar 27,100
Gilbert and Ellis Islands 52,500
Hong Kong 2,410,000
Montserrat 12,000
New Hebrides (Anglo /French Condominium) 850
Pitcairn Under 100
St. Helena and Dependencies :
St. Helena 4,900
Ascension 1,070
Tristan da Cunha 300
Seychelles 51,500
Turks and Caicos Islands 5,400

In Hong Kong the overwhelming majority are Chinese by race and would presumably be considered by the Chinese authorities to be also nationals of China.

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