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Poles (British Naturalisation)

Volume 415: debated on Monday 5 November 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many Polish citizens now in this country have applied for naturalisation as British citizens.

I have been asked to reply. Since the outbreak of war 537 formal applications have been made by Polish nationals who have the statutory qualification of at least five years' residence, but this figure does not include inquiries to which replies have been sent, calling attention to the public announcements that naturalisation has been suspended except for certain specified classes of applicants.