HC Deb 07 April 1976 vol 909 cc207-8W
Mrs. Hayman

asked the Secretary of Stale for the Home Department how many members of ethnic minority groups resident in the United Kingdom are estimated to be citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies; how many citizens of each Commonwealth country and Pakistan have acquired United Kingdom citizenship in the last 20 years; and how many of these are estimated to have dual citizenship with their country of origin.

Mr. Alexander W. Lyon

I regret that information is not available on which to base the estimates asked for in the first and third parts of my hon. Friend's Question. The numbers of citizens of New Commonwealth countries and Pakistan who have acquired citizenship of the United Kingdom and Colonies in the United Kingdom in the last 20 years are as follows:—

Citizens of New Commonwealth countries registered, and citizens of Pakistan registered and naturalised, as citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies during the years 1956–1975

(a) New Commonwealth
Bahamas 21
Bagladesh 1,281
Barbados 7,090
Botswana 9
Cyprus 21,697
Fiji 1,250
Gambia 184
Ghana 1,088
Grenada 815
Guyana 13,780
India 83,147
Jamaica 27,736
Kenya 7,296
Lesotho 56
Malawi 115
Malaysia 2,200
Malta 4,017
Mauritius 8,514
Nigeria 3,998
Sierra Leone 520
Singapore 2,466
Sri Lanka 4,733
Swaziland 20
Tanzania 2,993
Tonga 17
Trinidad and Tobago 5,430
Uganda 1,727
Zambia 435
British subjects without citizenship 6,653
Total New Commonwealth 209,288
(b) Pakistan 101,233
Total (New and Commonwealth and Pakistan) 310,521