§ 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:
APPLICATIONS FOR NATURALIZATION. 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