HC Deb 08 May 2002 vol 385 c245W
Peter Bradley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what date and by what means he plans to restore citizenship rights to the St. Helenians. [54909]

Mr. Bradshaw

A Commencement Order giving effect to the citizenship provisions of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002 was signed by the Secretary of State on 1 May and will take effect on 21 May. From that date, which is also the quincentenary of the discovery of St. Helena, St. Helenians will be able to apply for British citizen passports.