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Volume 100: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the criteria as to competence in the use of English for persons seeking naturalisation; whether there are different criteria for Vietnamese refugees; and whether it is standard practice for applicants to be interviewed.

The language criteria and the practice on interviews were set out in the reply given to a question from my hon. Friend on 23 May at column 335. They apply to refugees as to other applicants and allow for the particular circumstances of all applicants, including refugees, to be taken into account.