HC Deb 03 February 1975 vol 885 cc376-7W
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 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.