§ Mr. Adley
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British passport holders, currently living abroad, have the right of abode in the United Kingdom, as defined in the Immigration Act 1971, therefore qualifying for a Category III indorsement under the FO Passport Rules.
§ Mr. Ennals
Excluding United Kingdom passport holders living in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States of America, for whom we have no figures, and those who have not registered with Her Majesty's consulates elsewhere, there are at least 366,000 British passport holders currently living abroad who have the right of abode in the United Kingdom as defined in the Immigration Act 1971. No statistics are kept to show on which basis, under the various ways specified in the Act, they hold this right.