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Naturalisation Applications

Volume 175: debated on Monday 25 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cheques and postal orders were cashed on each day at his Department in May for applications for naturalisation; and what was the value of the cheques.

Naturalisation fees and registration fees are recorded together. The amounts brought to account on each day in May 1990 and the numbers of applications were as follows:

Value of
MayApplications (Number)Total amount (£)ChequesPostal ordersCash
110510,6459,360645640
2937,6757,065260350
310410,0008,940360700
411511,82011,050660110
812714,39012,8903001,200
912012,58011,160460960
101069,9909,390600
1111411,79510,285870640
1411512,3909,9901,1751,225
159910,7258,4808751,370
1610812,45011,450590410
17878,9548,554400
1811410,9159,665360890
21879,5659,145180240
2212513,18011,880730570
2311511,94010,385815740
249310,1229,432400290
29969,4739,123350
30828,1107,470640
3110310,4008,3206901,390
Totals2,108217,119194,03411,36011,725

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average length of time for dealing with the cases of (a) naturalisation, (b) variation of leave for visitors, (c) political asylum and (d) variation of leave for visitors who subsequently apply for indefinite leave.

The available information is given in the following table:

Estimated average length of time between the receipt of an

application and the decision, for cases1

decided in the first quarter of 1990
Months
Applications for naturalisation27
Application for variation of leave as a visitor2
Application for refugee status
1 Includes, where relevant, cases decided in the Public Enquiry Office as well as in caseworking groups.