HC Deb 24 April 1947 vol 436 cc131-2W
88. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for naturalisation from persons resident in Scotland and England, respectively, were made to his Department since July, 1945; how many of these were granted; and how many now remain to be dealt with.

Mr. Ede

Separate figures for England and Scotland are not available. The following are the figures for the whole of Great Britain:

Applications for naturalization outstanding on 31st July, 1945, owing to suspension of naturalisation during the war 15,700
Applications received since, to 19th April, 1947 21,982

Certificates of naturalisation issued since 31st July, 1945.
Between 31st July and 31st December, 1945 178
During 1946 4,431
Between 1st January and 19th April, 1947 4,613
Applications otherwise disposed of (refusal, deaths, etc.) 964
Total 10,186
Outstanding 27,496