§ 54. Mr. Kaufman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list, for each week of 1973, the number of applications for registration as British citizens by Pakistanis, Kashmiris and Bangladeshis resident in this country.
§ Mr. Lane
The nationality of applicants for registration is not normally recorded when applications are received. A separate count of applications by citizens of Pakistan has, however, been kept since February. The figures are given in the following table. These figures will include some applications from people from Bangladesh who are citizens of Pakistan.
APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION AS CITIZENS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND COLONIES FROM CITIZENS OF PAKISTAN Week Ending Number of Applications 9th February 1973 769 16th February 1973 625 23rd February 1973 287 2nd March 1973 204 9th March 1973 335 16th March 1973 333 23rd March 1973 313 30th March 1973 320 6th April 1973 233 13th April 1973 406 27th April 1973 (two weeks) 516 4th May 1973 605 11th May 1973 417 18th May 1973 401 1st June 1973 (two weeks) 507 8th June 1973 951
In addition to the figures given above, between 2nd February and 14th May, the date of introduction of the Pakistan Bill, about 130 applications for registration were received from people of the former State of Jammu and Kashmir who had become citizens of Pakistan on 2nd February.