§ 45. Mr. Eastham
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money has been collected by his Department since naturalisation fees have been fixed at £200.
§ Mr. Waddington
The fees for naturalisation, and for registration at discretion under section 5A(2) of the British Nationality Act 1948, were raised to £200, and became payable with the application on 1 April 1982. Since that date and up to 31 December 1982 it is estimated that £1,045,000 has been received with new naturalisation applications and £771,000 with new applications for registration under section 5A(2). These totals include fees paid with applications where a wife has applied jointly with her husband at the combined fee of £270.