HC Deb 10 March 1955 vol 538 cc76-7W
65. Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the names of those persons who, since 1933, have been accorded British citizenship by naturalisation on account of Crown services, thus avoiding the requirement that their applications for naturalisation be supported by private sponsors.

Major Lloyd-George

As stated in the answer which I gave to my hon. and gallant Friend on 3rd March, applications for naturalisation on account of Crown service rendered abroad do not require to be supported by sponsors, but I understand that some such applicants have supplied the names of sponsors, usually official colleagues and immediate superiors. No separate statistics are kept of these cases, and in order to ascertain the number and to distinguish between those which did and those which did not supply the names of private sponsors, it would be necessary to examine some 90,000 files relating to naturalisations since 1933.