HC Deb 14 July 1983 vol 45 c400W
21. Mr. Madden

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received for a reduction in the level of fees for acquisition of citizenship by naturalisation or registration.

Mr. Waddington

In the three months from April to June this year my right hon. and learned Friend and 1 have received 14 letters from Members and former Members of this House and from members of the public about citizenship fees. In addition, 12 letters have been received from organisations.

22. Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will implement the recommendations in the third report from the Home Affairs Committee to ensure that those entitled to British citizenship are charged no fee, those with discretionary entitlement are charged £80, and that the fee be waived for all on supplementary benefit or family income supplement.

Mr. Waddington

All the recommendations in the report are being carefully considered. Thorough examination and consultation will be required and this will take time. Any proposals to change fees will be put before Parliament for approval.