§ Mr. Cyril Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for naturalisation he has received consequent upon the Pakistan Bill ; and how long it is taking to process such applications.
§ Mr. Lane
About 69,000 applications for registration have so far been received from citizens of Pakistan since the Pakistan Bill was introduced on 14th May, 45,000 of them since 1st September, when the Act came into force. It is not possible to generalise about the time taken to deal with applications.