§ Mr. Molloy
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps were taken to enable South African citizens to lodge applications for citizenship of the United Kingdom and Colonies before the expiry date, 31st December, 1965.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
Early in December all South Africans known to be interested in obtaining citizenship of the United Kingdom and Colonies were reminded by post. On 10th December a Press Notice was issued drawing attention to the closing date for applications, and an announcement to a similar effect was made by the B.B.C. on 17th December. Efforts were also made to get in touch with all who had not replied to the earlier reminders, and official procedures were modified so as to ensure that no application should fail merely because it was late.