British Citizenship

House of Lords written question – answered on 23rd January 2007.

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Photo of Lord Avebury Lord Avebury Spokesperson in the Lords (Civil Liberties), Home Affairs, Spokesperson in the Lords (Africa), Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Under what circumstances a person would not have been a British Dependent Territories citizen on 4 February and 30 June 1997 if (a) he was born in Hong Kong before 1 January 1949 and was therefore a natural-born British subject at birth, (b) immediately before 1 January 1949 he had not ceased to be a British subject, and (c) after 1 January 1949 he had not renounced British nationality.

Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Government Whip, Government Whip

Whether such a person would have a claim to be a British Dependent Territories citizen is a matter of law that can be determined conclusively only by the courts. However, from the information provided it appears that a person in the circumstances described would have been a British Dependent Territories citizen on those dates.

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No4 people think not

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