HC Deb 19 April 2004 vol 420 cc81-2W
Mr. Davidson

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many residents in each British Overseas Territory have applied for British passports since the new rules were introduced in May 2002; how many applicants have been successful; and if he will make a statement. [164968]

Date Conference and location Travel costs (£) Food and drink (£) Accommodation (£) Miscellaneous (£)
Michael Williams
22–25 September United Nations General Assembly (New York) 3,793.40 170.00 937.40 0
27 November Ditchley Park Seminar 48.00 n/a n/a 0
20–21 January World Economic Forum;Davos) RAF flight 3.30 Not yet available 0
Ed Owen
19–21 June European Council/EU-Western Balkans Summit (Porto Caras, Greece) RAF flight 80 Not yet available 0
29 August IGC Meeting (Rome) RAF flight n/a n/a 0

Mr. Mullin

The number of residents in each British Overseas Territory who have successfully applied for passports as British citizens since May 2002 are as follows:

  • Anguilla—3,776
  • British Virgin Islands—3,426
  • Cayman Islands—2,460
  • Falkland Islands—79 (since 2004)
  • Gibraltar—2,595
  • Montserrat—1,290
  • St. Helena—586, and its dependency Ascension Island—435
  • Turks and Caicos Islands—304
  • Tristan da Cunha—164
  • Bermuda—3,709
  • Pitcairn—8.

We do not hold statistics for unsuccessful applications and cannot provide details, though numbers will be low since most applicants produce passports confirming their status as British Overseas Territories citizens.

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