HC Deb 16 April 1985 vol 77 c134W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for citizenship were under consideration at the end of March; and how this compares with figures for each of the past five years.

Mr. Waddington

There were 35,000 applications for British citizenship under consideration at the end of March. The corresponding figures for that month in each of the five earlier years are as follows; the figures have been rounded.

1980 51,000
1981 62.000
1982 80,000
1983 88,000
1984 64,000

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