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British Nationality

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people living in the United Kingdom were not UK citizens in each of the last five years. (124069)

[holding answer 28 February 2007]: The requested information is not available.

However, the labour force survey has been used to estimate take-up rates of British citizenship and these entail some estimates of the number of non-British citizens in the UK; these are published in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin “Persons Granted British Citizenship United Kingdom, 2005”, which may be obtained from the Library of the House and from the Home Office website at: