HC Deb 02 April 1985 vol 76 c561W
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.