HL Deb 07 June 1982 vol 431 c90WA
Lord McNair

asked Her Majesty's Government:

  1. (1) how many requests for naturalisation have been received from refugees in the last 10 years;
  2. (2) how many such requests have been granted in that period; and
  3. (3) what are the regulations governing the naturalisation of refugees.

Lord Elton

No information is available about the number of refugees who have applied for or who have been granted naturalisation. The qualifications for naturalisation, which apply to all applicants, including refugees, are laid down in the Second Schedule to the British Nationality Act 1948. They include requirements of five years' residence, good character and knowledge of English.