HC Deb 15 June 1950 vol 476 cc536-7
30. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of aliens who have received British nationality for each year since the war; and the monthly figures since 1st January, 1950.

Mr. Ede

Since the end of the war 50,062 certificates of naturalisation have been granted. I will, with permission, circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT the annual and monthly figures for which the hon. Member asks.

Sir W. Smithers

What steps has the right hon. Gentleman taken to see that none of these people who are naturalised are undesirable and that none of them are Communist agents?

Mr. Speaker

The hon. Member only asked for the figures.

Following are the figures:

Certificates of naturalisation granted and registered during the period 1st May, 1945, to 31st May, 1950:

1945 (1st May to 31st December) 407
1946 3,630
1947 17,742
1948 15,108
1949 9,593
January 861
February 731
March 899
April 571
May 520