§ Lord AVEBURY
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many persons who applied for naturalisation as citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies were refused in each of the years from 1975 to 1979 inclusive, and in each of those years, how many of those refused were advised they should not re-apply for at least two years.
§ Lord BELSTEAD
The figures are as follows:
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 Number of persons refused naturalisation 477 450 343 222 556
Information as to how many were advised that they should not re-apply for at least two years could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.