HC Deb 23 July 1985 vol 83 c468W
Mr. Stanbrook

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria he uses in determining whether an applicant who has proved his status as a British subject but who is not a British national under the terms of the British Nationality Act 1981 should be issued with a passport; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waddington

A British passport describing the holder as a British subject may be issued only to an applicant who produces satisfactory evidence that he has the status of a British subject within the meaning of part IV of the British Nationality Act 1981.