§ 5. Mr. HARRISON
asked the Home Secretary the total number of aliens admitted to this country for the first half of this year; the number who have left this country in the same period; and the number who were granted naturalisation papers as British subjects?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
Returns are presented to Parliament quarterly, and that for the three months ended 31st March shows that up to that date the number of alien passengers (excluding transmigrants) who obtained leave to land was 57,856 and the number who embarked was 55,712. Figures for the six months ended yesterday are not yet available, but will be published in due course. In reply to the last part of the question I can only say that aliens are not as a rule eligible for naturalisation except after a minimum of five years' residence in His Majesty's Dominions of which the last year must be in the United Kingdom.
§ Colonel APPLIN
May I ask whether an alien who is naturalised is permitted to change his name on naturalisation?