§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British passports giving the right of entry to Britain have been issued to citizens of Hong Kong in each of the last three years.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
Registrations under the British nationality (Hong Kong) selection scheme commenced on 25 May 1991. Between then and 6 March 1992, 3,405 British citizen passports were issued in Hong Kong to scheme beneficiaries. The corresponding figure for 7 March 1992 to 6 March 1993 was 18,767.