§ Mr. Allen
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department is conducting into the factors which influence individuals to make an application to become British citizens; and how the findings of that research could be used to amend current application procedures to encourage more long-term foreign residents to make an application.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
A proposal for such research is under consideration, primarily as a contribution towards improving the forecasting of demand. It is unlikely to be directly relevant to the question of encouraging applications for British citizenship.