HC Deb 09 February 1998 vol 306 c25W
Mr. Singh

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people currently awaiting a decision upon their application for British citizenship have been waiting more than a year since their application form was received by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate. [26517]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

On 23 January 1998, there were 37,029 applications for British citizenship in the Nationality Directorate which had been outstanding for more than one year.