§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for citizenship were under consideration at the end of March; and how this compares with figures for each of the past five years.
§ Mr. Waddington
There were 35,000 applications for British citizenship under consideration at the end of March. The corresponding figures for that month in each of the five earlier years are as follows; the figures have been rounded.
Applications 1980 51,000 1981 62.000 1982 80,000 1983 88,000 1984 64,000