HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 c409W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to extend full British citizenship to cover the population of St. Helena; and if he will make a statement. [97466]

Mr. Battle

The White Paper on Overseas Territories, published in March this year, sets out the Government's offer of British citizenship to those citizens of the Overseas Territories, including those of St. Helena, who do not already enjoy it and who meet certain conditions. This will require primary legislation. The issues are complex and the Government are working on the preparation of the necessary legislation.

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