HC Deb 10 December 1953 vol 521 cc2163-4
36. Major Anstruther-Gray

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of foreign persons resident in Scotland whose application for British nationality has been granted during the last three years.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

From 1st January, 1951, to 30th November, 1953, 919 certificates of naturalisation were granted to persons then resident in Scotland.

Major Anstruther-Gray

Has the figure been fairly constant in post-war years, or is it very much on the increase?

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

The figures were 326, 273 and 320, for 11 months. There does not seem to be much variation.