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Citizenship: Gurkhas

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Gurkhas have (a) applied for, (b) been granted and (c) been refused British citizenship in each of the last 15 years. (262733)

UKBA does not capture information relating to the employment of individual applicants electronically. We can not therefore provide information on the numbers of Gurkhas or former Gurkhas who have naturalised in the past 15 years as a British citizen. The information requested could be obtained by the detailed examination of individual case records of all Nepalese nationals who had applied for British citizenship in the past 15 years only at disproportionate cost.