§ Mr. SHORTT
I would refer to an answer given to a similar question put by the hon. Member for Whitechapel (Mr. Kiley) and St. George's (Mr. Erskine) on the 28th February last, and repeat that the work of examining applications for naturalisation is carried out by officers who also perform many other important duties, and no exact estimate of the cost of any particular section of their work is possible. These officers number 15, and their total remuneration for the financial year 1921–22 amounted to £9,531 19s. 5d. During the same period the net amount received in naturalisation fees amounted to £6,095 10s.