§ 12. Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of applications for naturalisation now awaiting decision; and what prospects there are for these requests to be granted.
§ Sir T. Moore
Would the right hon. Gentleman say if there are any priorities in selection and, if so, what priorities take precedence over the others?
Is the Minister aware that very considerable delay has taken place in the case of people who are good citizens and would be good citizens, and can he do something to expedite decisions in such cases?
§ Mr. Piratin
Could the priority granted to those who have given service in this war be extended to persons who saw service in the 1014–18 war?
§ Lieut.-Commander Joynson-Hicks
Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many of the 22,000 cases have been allotted priority?