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British Citizenship

Volume 696: debated on Wednesday 5 December 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On what dates, between 1 January 2006 and 30 June 2007, the British consulate-general in Hong Kong sent to the consulate-general of Nepal in Hong Kong the Nepalese passports and Nepalese citizenship certificates of British nationals of Nepalese origin who were successfully registered as British citizens under the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997; and whether they will place in the Library of the House anonymised copies of the covering letters that were sent in each case. [HL527]

On 10 May 2006 our consulate-general in Hong Kong sent to the consulate-general of Nepal in Hong Kong the Nepalese passports and Nepalese citizenship certificates of 45 British nationals of Nepalese origin, who were successfully registered as British citizens under the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997. This is the only occasion that this occurred within the dates specified. An anonymised copy of the covering letter will be placed in the Library of the House.