§ Sir Peter Blaker
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the Governments which have indicated that they will recognise the proposed Hong Kong British National (Overseas) passport as a valid travel document.
§ Mr. Renton
The following countries have indicated publicly that they will recognise passports endorsed with the national status of British National (Overseas): United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and Spain. Of the many other Governments that we have approached over the BN(O) passport, a number have given us favourable preliminary reactions; none have stated that they will not recognise the new passport.