HC Deb 25 July 1988 vol 138 c45W
Mr. Tom Clarke

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the current backlog of applications for British citizenship; and how many letters of application remain unopened.

Mr. Renton

I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Bradford, West (Mr. Max Madden) on 20 July at column650. The number of applications outstanding at 30 June was approximately 260,000.