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Hong Kong And Chinese Citizens

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what difference in nationality status and residence entitlement there is between citizens naturalised in Hong Kong, citizens born in Hong Kong and Chinese subjects naturalised in the United Kingdom.

All are citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies.Citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies of Chinese origin naturalised in the United Kingdom have the right of abode under section 2(1)(

a) of the Immigration Act 1971. Those who are citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies by birth in Hong Kong or by naturalisation by the Governor in Hong Kong do not have the right of abode by virtue of that birth or naturalisation. Such people may, however, have the right of abode by descent, residence or marriage under the provisions of sections 2(1)( b), 2(1)( c) or 2(2) respectively.