§ Mr. Dubs
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for naturalisation were refused in 1983 in each of the following categories and what percentage of completed applications they represent; (a) failure to meet statutory residential requirements, (b) failure to meet requirements as to character, (c) failure to meet language requirements, (d) failure to meet requirements as to future residential intentions, (e) other reasons and (f) total.
§ Mr. Waddington
The information is as follows:
As percentage of applications complete Number of applications completed 8,676 Number of applications refused 819 9.4 Reasons for refusal: (a) Failure to meet residential requirements etc. 259 3.0 (b) Failure to meet requirements as to character 286 3.3 (c) Failure to meet language requirements 124 1.4 (d) Failure to meet requirements as to future residential intentions 63 0.7 (e) Other reason 118 1.4
An application may be refused for more than one reason. The number of applicants refused does not therefore agree with the total of reasons given.