§ 30. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Home Secretary to how many people British naturalisation has been granted this year up till 30th June, and how the figures compare with those granted in 1923; and can he give the principal foreign nationalities whose natives have been granted naturalisation this year?
All the information for which the hon. Member asks is available by reference to the naturalisation lists 2227 which appear monthly in the "London Gazette." The total number of certificates of naturalisation granted during the first six months of the present year was 474. The corresponding figure for 1923 was 541. For an analysis of the previous nationalities of the persons naturalised this year up to the 31st May, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to a similar question by the hon. Member for Epping on the 19th of last month. The cases completed in June are spread over a number of nationalities in much the same way.