HC Deb 19 June 1947 vol 438 c230W
31. Mr. L. Hutchinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the number of applications by aliens now residents in this country for naturalisation; the number of such aliens who have made claim for prior consideration on the grounds of war service; and the number of the latter applications that has already been granted and the number still pending.

Mr. Ede

The answer is as follows:

Statement of position since resumption of naturalization on 1st January, 1946.
Applications outstanding on 1st January, 1946. 16,000
Applications received from 1St January, 1946, to 31st May, 1947
Civilian cases 15,048
Service cases 8,172
Total 39,220
Certificates granted from 1st January, 1946, to 31st May, 1947
Civilian cases 9,323
Service cases 3,653
Total 12,976
Balance outstanding on 1st January, 1947
Civilian cases 20,443
Service cases 3,849
Total 24,292

Forward to