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Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for naturalisation made under the provisions of the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1990 were (a) decided, (b) granted, (c) refused and (d) withdrawn, under each class and category of the scheme, in each quarter since January 1992 and in total throughout the existence of the scheme; and how many of these applications were from (i) heads of households or (ii) family members.

Information about family members is not available for refusals or withdrawals of applications. The remaining information requested is shown. The equivalent information I gave last year is answer to a question from the hon. Member for Edinburgh, Central (Mr. Darling) on 13 July 1992, columns 477–80, omitted grants of citizenship to "other teaching personnel" in the period April-June 1992. I regret this omission, which has been corrected in the following tables.

Class

Decided Principal beneficiaries

Granted

Refused Principal beneficiaries

Principal beneficiaries

Dependents

January-March 1992

General occupation

Managers and administrators4301226418
Business professionals29700297
Business and administration associate professionals0000
Accountants and auditors86100861
Accounting associate professionals30900309
Engineers and related professionals0000
Architects, planners and surveyors0000
Engineering associated professionals0000
Information science professionals2424410
News editors and journalists120355585
Medical doctors50557128448
Physical & life science98254473
Nurses and midwives885527967358
Other medical professionals12000120
Health associated professionals0000
Legal professionals1010230
Legal associate professionals10900109
Teaching professionals20696162110
Educational adminstrators23273143159
Other teaching personnel75800758

Approved occupations

Computing equipment controllers0000
Life science technicians0000
Physical science technicians0000
Social work professionals2929600
Statistical assistants0000
Translators/Interpreters3370

Disciplined Services

Correctional Services Department3323327110
Customs and Excise Service59591210
Fire Services Department3863868690
Immigration Service2222450
Operation Department, ICAC0000
Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force0000
Royal Hong Kong Police Force3131820
Garrison (Army)83831930
Garrison (Navy)0000

Entrepreneurs

2525480

Sensitive Service

30929053519

Class

Decided Principal beneficiaries

Granted

Refused Principal beneficiaries

Principal beneficiaries

Dependents

April June 1992

General occupational

Managers and administrators7753880737
Business professionals775315459460
Business and administration associated professionals2,133002,133
Accountants and auditors1,8964097311,487
Accounting associate professionals57600576
Engineers and related professionals2,900002,900
Architects, planners and surveyors1,088171325917
Engineers associated professionals2,894631212,831
Information science professionals1,778834986944
News editors and journalists2071519192
Medical doctors7482150727
Physical & life science12500125
Nurses and midwives939440788499
Other medical professionals20500205
Health associate professionals48100481
Legal professionals9281735911
Legal associate professionals21300213
Teaching professionals2173865179
Educational adminstrators32600326

Class

Decided Principal beneficiaries

Granted

Refused Principal beneficiaries

Principal beneficiaries

Dependents

Other teaching personnel1,2471081971,139

Approved occupations

Computing equipment controllers90049
Life science technicians170017
Physical science technicians920092
Social work professionals4351935416
Statistical assistants760076
Translators/Interpreters21400214

Disciplined Services

Correctional Services Department32224648276
Customs and Excise Service1262244104
Fire Services Department442174429268
Immigration Service58874133514
Operation Department, ICAC10500105
Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force3003
Royal Hong Kong Police Force4024029060
Garrison (Army)4713185440
Garrison (Navy)360036

Entrepreneurs

428934

Sensitive Service

92921660

Class

Decided Principal beneficiaries

Granted

Refused Principal beneficiaries

Principal beneficiaries

Dependents

July-September 1992

General occupational

Managers and administrators1,6171,6002,78017
Business professionals1121101512
Business and administration associated professionals32430855716
Accountants and auditors2192164013
Accounting associate professionals5049811
Engineers and related professionals20318840715
Architects, planners and surveyors1441412273
Engineering associate professionals1521483174
Information science professionals1441381756
News editors and journalists4232
Medical doctors3937312
Physical & life science4450
Nurses and midwives79761353
Other medical professionals4443611
Health associate professionals4141900
Legal professionals2002
Legal associate professionals1413251
Teaching professionals3836622
Educational administrators2625481
Other teaching personnel27626452212

Approved occupations

Computing equipment controllers4645961
Life science technicians1918311
Physical science technicians1111220
Social work professionals1818360
Statistical assistants0000
Translators/Interpreters0000

Disciplined Services

Correctional Services Department83801803
Customs and Excise Service0000
Fire Services Department3634552
Immigration Service1621612601
Operation Department, ICAC0000
Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force0000
Royal Hong Kong Police Force1,4531,4532,8770
Garrison (Army)1111330
Garrison (Navy)88120

Class

Decided Principal beneficiaries

Granted

Refused Principal beneficiaries

Principal beneficiaries

Dependents

Entrepreneurs

1919180

Sensitive Service

341197333144

Class

Decided Principal beneficiaries

Granted

Refused Principal beneficiaries

Principal beneficiaries

Dependents

October-December 1992

General occupational

Managers and administrators2,3092,2273,11582
Business professionals1211191052
Business and administration associate professionals7387251,12813
Accountants and auditors1141121632
Accounting associate professionals4644682
Engineers and related professionals5105041,0196
Architects, planners and surveyors2018422
Engineering associate professionals2132114502
Information science professionals2182131585
News editors and journalists2725352
Medical doctors2929530
Physical and life science1110
Nurses and midwives1051032002
Other medical professionals5150871
Health associate professionals1771773550
Legal professionals40304610
Legal associate professionals2423311
Teaching professionals4948801
Educational administrators3533822
Other teaching personnel3513516380

Approved occupations

Computing equipment controllers0000
Life science technicians0000
Physical science technicians66120
Social work professionals77160
Statistical assistants66120
Translators/Interpreters7463

Disciplined services

Correctional Services Department1051041721
Customs and Excise Service73731440
Fire Services Department1311312350
Immigration Service1361352091
Operational Department, ICAC33110
Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force77150
Royal Hong Kong Police Force1,0711,0531,57118
Garrison (Army)9009
Garrison (Navy)1713314

Entrepreneurs

2002

Sensitive Service

82771375

Class

Decided Principal beneficiaries

Granted

Refused Principal beneficiaries

Principal beneficiaries

Dependants

January-March 1993

General occupation

Managers and administrators2,6032,5273,43376
Business professional1501501570
Business and administration associate professionals850749955101
Accountants and auditors1501481882
Accounting associate professionals77771220
Engineers and related professionals4003997331
Architects, planners and surveyors57571040
Engineer associate professionals1851853870
Information science professionals150141989

Class

Decided Principal beneficiaries

Granted

Refused Principal beneficiaries

Principal beneficiaries

Dependants

News editors and journalists3360
Medical doctors2260
Physical & life science4460
Nurses and midwives3030700
Other medical professionals2322421
Health associate professionals1161161950
Legal professionals8890
Legal associate professionals2020270
Teaching professionals1211211
Educational administrators1414240
Other teaching personnel4394348155

Approved occupations

Computing equipment controllers6152709
Life science technicians0000
Physical science technicians0000
Social work professionals98211
Statistical assistants6561
Translators/Interpreters8890

Disciplined Services

Correctional Services Department1717360
Customs and Excise Service2121510
Fire Services Department3535610
Immigration Service1818380
Operational Department, ICAC1111280
Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force0000
Royal Hong Kong Police Force1331262337
Garrison (Army)1918391
Garrison (Navy)2016414

Entrepreneurs

5950789

Sensitive Service

1461412405

Class

Decided Principal beneficiaries

Granted

Refused Principal beneficiaries

Principal beneficiaries

Dependents

April—June 1993

General occupation

Managers and administrators2,6832,6593,98324
Business professional103961017
Business and administration associated professionals9699451,00124
Accountants and auditors1201121698
Accounting associate professionals6060900
Engineers and related professionals42140865713
Architects, planners and surveyors2516359
Engineering associate professionals1991984041
Information science professionals2222151887
News editors and journalists120412
Medical doctors85343
Physical & life science3251
Nurses and midwives66661490
Other medical professionals75122
Health associate professionals94931341
Legal professionals114217
Legal associate professionals1111150
Teaching professionals2826512
Educational adminstrators1414230
Other teaching personnel5055048781

Approved occupations

Computing equipment controllers3333270
Life science technicians77160
Physical science technicians55110
Social work professionals1918341
Statistical assistants2290
Translators/Interpreters13469

Disciplined Services

Correctional Services Department99330

Class

Decided Principal beneficiaries

Granted

Refused Principal beneficiaries

Principal beneficiaries

Dependents

Customs and Excise Service1313400
Fire Services Department2828800
Immigration Service1716361
Operation Department, ICAC55170
Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force0000
Royal Hong Kong Police Force28188910
Garrison (Army)66200
Garrison (Navy)2290

Entrepreneurs

1515220

Sensitive Service

645011914

Class

Decided Principal beneficiaries

Granted

Refused Principal beneficiaries

Principal beneficiaries

Dependents

Cumulative total up to 30 June 1993

General occupational

Managers and administrators10,4559,10113,5001,354
Business professionals1,558790973768
Business and administration associate professionals5,0142,7273,6412,287
Accountants and auditors3,3609971,6522,363
Accounting associate professionals1,118230361888
Engineers and related professionals4,4341,4992,8162,935
Architects, planners and surveyors1,334403733931
Engineering associate professionals3,6438051,6792,838
Information science professionals2,5361,5651,646971
News editors and journalists431138210293
Medical doctors1,6054259381,180
Physical & life science2353661199
Nurses and midwives2,1041,2422,309862
Other medical professionals450120202330
Health associate professionals909427774482
Legal professionals1,108178311930
Legal associate professionals3916798324
Teaching professionals593298492295
Educational administrators671183366488
Other teaching personnel3,5761,6613,0501,915

Approved occupations

Computing equipment controllers18913019359
Life science technicians43254718
Physical science technicians114224592
Social work professionals51799202418
Statistical assistants124479277
Translators/Interpreters2664068226

Disciplined Services

Correctional Services Department8687881,61480
Customs and Excise Service493389810104
Fire Services Department1,2109402,058270
Immigration Service943426721517
Operation Department, ICAC18176184105
Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force1310223
Royal Hong Kong Police Force3,1183,0835,75835
Garrison (Army)599149370450
Garrison (Navy)83399344

Entrepreneurs

19314319945

Sensitive Service

2,2582,0713,817187

Applications withdrawn up to 30 June 1993

Class

Principal beneficiaries

General occupational

Managers and administrators421
Business professionals29

Class

Principal beneficiaries

Business and administration associate professionals137
Accountants and auditors38
Accounting associate professionals10
Engineers and related professionals71
Architects, planners and surveyors10

Class

Principal beneficiaries

Engineering associate professionals49
Information science professionals102
News editors and journalists9
Medical doctors10
Physical and life science1
Nurses and midwives53
Other medical professionals7
Health associate professionals28
Legal professionals1
Legal associate professionals3
Teaching professionals15
Educational administrators10
Other teaching personnel98

Approved occupations

Computing equipment controllers8
Life science technicians0
Physical science technicians1
Social work professionals2
Statistical assistants4
Translators-Interpreters4

Disciplined Services

Correctional Services Department25
Customs and Excise Service4
Fire Services Department30
Immigration Service8
Operation Department, ICAC1
Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force0

DNA tests on children under the Government scheme, results received and outcomes 1991–92

Number of children

Country/post where application made

Number of tests carried out

Tests offered but not taken

Number awaiting results at end of period

Number of results received

Related as claimed to both parents

Outcomes Related as claimed to one parent but not other

Not related as claimed to either parent

1992

Indian sub-continent

1

Bangladesh (Dhaka)1,04384658897416484
Pakistan (Islamabad, Karachi)

2578

983894293484932
India (Bombay, New Delhi)1913899

Outside of Indian sub-continent

Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)4............
Ghana (Accra)18............
Nigeria (Lagos)20............
Philippines (Manilla)25............
United Arab Emirates (Dubai)4............
Yemen (Sana'a)2............
Zambia (Lusaka)3............

1993 Quarter 1

Indian sub-continent

1

Bangladeshi (Dhaka)25344352832491123
Pakistan (Islamabad, Karachi)

2151

44261109785
India (Bombay, New Delhi)64133

Outside of Indian sub-continent

3

1 Four tests were carried out in Calcutta in 1992. There have been no tests in Madras.

2 Statistics for tests in Pakistan are mainly for Islamabad: There were six tests carried out in Karachi in 1992 and a further four tests there in the first quarter of 1993.

3 There were no DNA tests carried out outside the ISC in the first quarter of 1993.

.. not available.
— nil.