HC Deb 27 March 2001 vol 365 c616W
37. Mr. Bob Russell

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects British citizenship to be restored to residents of the island of St. Helena. [154124]

Mr. Battle

We are fully committed to introducing legislation to give British citizenship to the people of St. Helena and the other Overseas Territories. We will make parliamentary time available to introduce the legislation for this measure as soon as practicable. Preparatory work to agree the principles of such a bill along with drafting Instructions for the Parliamentary Counsel has been completed.