§ Ms. Harman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many grants of citizenship were made in the period 1 April 1982 to 31 March 1983 to people who had paid (a) £70, (b) £35 and (c) £200 with their original application.
§ Mr. Waddington
In the period 1 April 1982 to 31 March 1983 431 certificates of registration or naturalisation were issued to applicants who had each paid £200. Seven thousand, seven hundred and thirty-six certificates of registration and 157 certificates of naturalisation were issued to applicants who had each paid £70, but this 541W naturalisation total also includes a vary small number of applicants who had applied between 1 October 1976 and 28 February 1978 when the full naturalisation fee —payable at the time of grant—was £70.
Registration certificates were issued in respect of 1,090 fees of £35. This fee covers an application for one or more minor children, and it would entail disproportionate cost to ascertain the actual number of children registered.
§ Ms. Harman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for naturalisation were
Number Percentage of completed applications Total number of applications for naturalisation refused Reasons for refusal* 1,127 13.2 (a)Failure to meet statutory residential requirements etc. 469 5.5 (b)Failure to meet requirements as to character (criminal record, bankruptcy, insolvency, dubious business or other record, deception etc.) 272 3.2 (c)Failure to meet language requirement 194 2.3 (d)Failure to meet requirements as to future residence 187 2.2 (e)Other reasons 5 0.1 *An application may be refused for more than one reason. The number of applicants refused in any one year will therefore not necessarily agree with the total reasons for refusal.