§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list those areas of executive action where he has discretion to act in respect of an individual without giving reasons for his decision. 
§ Mr. Howard
As I stated in my reply to the hon. Member on 14 March,Official Report, column 712, comprehensive records are not kept in the form requested. Section 44(2) of the British Nationality Act 1981 expressly provides that I am not required to give reasons for my decisions on applications for citizenship.