Dear Home Office,
1) How many children of foreign nationals in local authority care has the Home Secretary under the British Nationality Act 1981 3 (1)
Acquisition by registration: minors.
3 (1)If while a person is a minor an application is made for his registration as a British citizen, the Secretary of State may, if he thinks fit, cause him to be registered as such a citizen.
A. Received applications for
Whilst they were in Local Authority Care In each of the last five years.
Broken down into being in care under: (if known)
i) EPO (emergency protection order)
ii)ICO (interim care order)
iii) FCO (fill care order)
2) How many of these applications by LA's have been approved with the child being authorised to be known by and therefore have British passports in a different name whilst in LA care. (But not adopted)
3) And how many applications have there been from local authorities to request the issue of British Passports to Children who are not British Nationals without grant under British Nationality Act 1981 3 (1) so they may travel abroad.
4) How many of each of 1. A. & B., 2 & 3 above have there been from each local authority who have made such applications.
Dear Mr Randle-Jolliffe
RE: How many children in LA care are given British Nationality
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