§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will specify the funds allocated to Sianel 4 Cymru during each year since its inception, differentiating between the contributions from the Independent Broadcasting Authority, operating charges and cost of programmes supplied by the British Broadcasting Corporation, Harlec Television and independent producers.
§ Mr. Mellor
Programmes provided by the BBC are supplied at nil cost to S4C. The other information requested, which has been taken from S4C's annual reports, is as follows:
prior to January 1973 with right of abode, who qualify for the registration of citizenship under the Nationality Act 1981 before 31 December.
§ Mr. Waddington
The number with such an entitlement cannot be accurately calculated. However, we have received 170,000 applications for registration between 1 January 1983 and 28 February 1987, the great majority for which related to an entitlement, and we have budgeted for a further 55,000 such applications for the rest of this calendar year.
§ Mr. Corbett
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what publicity campaign he plans to remind Commonwealth citizens, resident in the United Kingdom prior to January 1973 with right of abode, to register their citizenship under the Nationality Act 1981 before 31 December.
§ Mr. Waddington
The Home Office published last July an information leaflet on registration rights entitled "Your Right to British Citizenship", together with a poster drawing attention to the leaflet. Copies of the leaflet were placed in the Library. The leaflet is now available in seven languages. In recent weeks advertisements have been placed in selected local newspapers and in newspapers serving ethnic minority communities drawing attention to the registration provisions and the leaflet. We will consider whether a further reminder is required later in the year.