HC Deb 05 May 1981 vol 4 cc26-7W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many forms for naturalisation and registration have been sent to the London borough of Brent; if he will make stocks of these documents available in places used by the public other than those within the control of the local authority; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Raison

During the last eight months 2,417 application forms have been sent to departments of the Brent borough council. In addition, the Brent community relations council and the Brent Indian association have received a total of 435 forms since August last year. The possibility of having stocks of forms available at various places used by the public has been considered, but it is thought more appropriate for the Home Office to supply forms in bulk to organisations which request and have a need for them. We regret that, because of a very considerable increase over the last few months in the demand for forms, in many instances it has not been possible to meet requests in full.