HC Deb 17 March 1987 vol 112 c448W
Mr. Madden

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what languages, other than English, the leaflet "Your Right to British Citizenship" is being printed; whether advertisements about the leaflet and the need for eligible people to apply for British citizenship by 21 December are being inserted in the British ethnic minority media; what other action he is taking to ensure those eligible to apply know of the need to apply before the end of 1987; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waddington

The leaflet is available in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Chinese. Advertisements have been placed in selected local newspapers and in ethnic minority newspapers published in this country. We will consider later in the year whether a further reminder is required. Every opportunity will continue to be taken through continuing contact with community organisations and representative bodies as well as public speeches to ensure that those who may be affected are aware of the provisions.