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HOME AFFAIRS – HONG KONG SERVICE VETERANS [53989] – 3 June 2020

Dr Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral statement of 2 June 2020 by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Official Report, column 682 on Hong Kong National Security Legislation: UK Response, and his response at column 691 that the Home Office is considering representations on behalf of former Hong Kong Military Service Corps personnel who were not awarded UK passports between 1990 and 1997, if she will make it her policy that the estimated remaining 250 to 300 military and naval veterans and their families will now be permitted to apply for UK passports.  [53989]

[Due for Answer on 8 June.]

ANSWER

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Immigration and Borders (Kevin Foster): As the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday 2 June 2020, as a Government and as a country we are extremely grateful to those who served in the Hong Kong Military Service Corps. This situation is being kept under review in light of recent events.