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Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will specify the rules presently relating to permanent entry into the United Kingdom by British subjects resident in the various dependent territories, excluding Hong Kong; and what proposals he has to enable entry on the lines of that granted by France to French overseas department residents. [37283]

With the exception of the Falkland Islands and Gibraltar, citizens of British dependent territories seeking permanent entry into the United Kingdom must meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules (HC395). I have no plans to enable entry similar to that operated by France in respect of residents of French overseas departments.