HL Deb 06 November 2002 vol 640 cc110-1WA
Baroness Turner of Camden

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they intend to place in the Library copies of the instructions to Immigration and Nationality Directorate staff dealing with applications for British citizenship. [HL6371]

Lord Falconer of Thoroton:

The Nationality Instructions contain guidance to staff on the handling of applications for British nationality and related matters. A version of these instructions has now been added to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate's website and hard copies are being placed in the Library. The instructions are being made available in accordance with the principles of openness in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and in the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information. A small amount of material cannot be disclosed, either on the grounds of national security or because disclosure would impede the effective administration of the legislation. The material is subject to periodic review and revision.