§ Mr. Janner
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the ratio of staff in his Department to applicants for (i) British citizenship, (ii) indefinite leave to remain and (iii) temporary leave to enter; and what it has been for the last five years for which records are available.
§ Mr. Waddington
The information available in respect of applicants for British citizenship is as follows:
Ratio Applications Staff in post (30 June) in Nationality Division 1980 292:1 50,492 173 1981 383:1 70,092 183 1982 368:1 69,956 190 1983 317:1 80,457 254 1984 163:1 42,702 261½
The other information requested is not available since staff are not assigned exclusively to work on applications for indefinite leave to remain, or temporary leave to enter.