§ Mr. Cyril Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applicants who have applied for British citizenship under the Pakistan Act are awaiting the results of their applications.
§ Mr. Alexander W. Lyon
Since the Pakistan Bill was introduced on 14th May 1973 about 103,000 citizens of Pakistan have applied for registration as 377W citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies and there have been just over 51,000 grants of citizenship. We are in correspondence with the applicants in about half of the remaining cases, with the balance yet to be dealt with.