§ Mr. R. MORRISON
asked the Home Secretary how many applications for naturalisation have been received since the present Government took office; how many have been granted; how many are at present under consideration; and how many have been refused?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The number of applications for naturalisation received from the 1st November last to the 13th of this month, inclusive, was 1,285. The number of certificates granted during that period was 636, and the number refused 126, but a large proportion of these 762 decisions relate to applications received before the 1st November. It would be a lengthy and troublesome task to say how many of the 1,285 new applications have been disposed of and how many are still under consideration. In a number of cases consideration has been postponed till the applicant has longer residence in this country.