§ Dr. Marek
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish the British Overseas Territory Citizenship Bill in draft. 
§ Mr. Battle
[holding answer 2 May 2000]Officials are continuing to work on the principles to be addressed in the Overseas Territories Bill, which will include the grant of British citizenship to British Dependent Territories citizens. We are considering the options for its publication. Our priority is to introduce the Bill into the House as soon as Parliamentary time becomes available.