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British Overseas Citizens

Volume 407: debated on Thursday 19 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been granted citizenship who were previously British Overseas Citizens. [119507]

1,055 people who were previously British Overseas Citizens were granted British citizenship in 2001.Statistics for 2002 are due to be published later this year in the Home Office statistical bulletin "Persons Granted British Citizenship United Kingdom, 2002", a copy of which will be placed in the Library.