§ Mr. Dunnachie
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many citizens of (a) India, (b) Pakistan and (c) Bangladesh were granted full United Kingdom citizenship for each year since and including 1983;
(2) how many citizens of (a) India, (b) Pakistan and (c) Bangladesh applied unsuccessfully for United Kingdom citizenship for each year since and including 1983.
§ Mr. Renton
I have been asked to reply.
Grants of citizenship by nationality are published annually in Home Office statistical bulletins, most recently in bulletin 29/87; the figures requested are given in the table. Corresponding information on refusals of applications for citizenship is not readily available.220W
Grants of British citizenship Numbers Previous citizenship or nationality 1983 1984 1985 1986 India 7,865 12,567 5,907 3,833 Pakistan 7,728 10,272 6,931 4,882 Bangladesh 2,234 3,787 2,968 2,748