HL Deb 16 November 1982 vol 436 c517WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether it is their intention to rescind the issue of a passport to a child where the parents, having been considered as settled at the time of the child's birth, are later declared to be illegal entrants.

Lord Belstead

When a child becomes ineligible to continue to hold a British passport in the circumstances described the passport will normally be withdrawn at the first opportunity. But passport facilities would be restored if the child later acquired British citizenship by registration, which would be possible if the parent's immigration status were regularised and they became settled.