§ Viscount Exmouth
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What was the total number of applicants granted (a) asylum in the United Kingdom; and (b) British citizenship in the last five years.
§ Baroness Blatch
Information regarding initial decisions made in each of the years 1991 to 1995 on asylum applications submitted in the United Kingdom is given in table 1.3 of the Home Office statistical bulletinAsylum Statistics United Kingdom 1995, issue 9/96. Similar information on the number of persons granted British citizenship in the United Kingdom in each of these years, is given in table 1 of the Home Office statistical bulletin Persons Granted British Citizenship United Kingdom, 1995, issue 6/96.
Copies of both publications are available in the Library.