HC Deb 05 March 1991 vol 187 cc121-2W
Mr. Marlow

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Hong Kong citizens have applied for United Kingdom passports; what is the likely proportion that will be granted passports; arid how many dependants are likely to attach to each passport granted.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

As at 4 March, the total number of applications, including those made by registered post before the 28 February deadline, stands at 65,623. It will not be possible to estimate the proportion of applicants who are likely to succeed, nor how many dependants there may be until all applications have been processed.