§ Baroness David
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many British overseas territories citizens have applied for British citizen passports; and how many new applicants sought British Overseas territories citizenship in the first year of implementation of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002. [HL4388]
§ Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean
A total of 7,079 British citizen passports were issued to British overseas territories citizens in the period May to December 2002 and 5,174 in the period January to May 2003. That is a total of 12,2:50 since the citizenship provisions of the British Overseas Territories Act came into force on 21 May 2002.
A total of 1,359 new applicants applied for British overseas territories citizenship in the first year of implementation of the citizenship provision of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002.