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British Nationality: Assessments

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of people (a) applying for citizenship and (b) applying for settlement passed the Knowledge of Life Test in each quarter since its inception. (291839)

The figures requested by the hon. Member are as follows. These figures do not constitute part of National Statistics as they are based on internal management information. The information has not been quality assured under National Statistics protocols, should be treated as provisional and is subject to change.

CitizenshipSettlement

Passes

Pass rate (percentage)

Passes

Pass rate (percentage)

4th quarter 2005 (from 1 November)

5,249

71.0

1st quarter 2006

20,755

69.4

2nd quarter 2006

24,537

68.1

3rd quarter 2006

29,708

67.4

4th quarter 2006

30,402

66.2

1st quarter 2007

54,725

70.1

2nd quarter 2007

44,237

64.8

26,898

76.3

3rd quarter 2007

26,130

65.7

23,332

74.4

4th quarter 2007

19,364

68.4

18,561

76.1

1st quarter 2008

29,446

70.2

24,004

76.6

2nd quarter 2008

24,921

68.9

23,356

75.6

3rd quarter 2008

17,247

66.2

22,311

74.2

4th quarter 2008

14,974

68.7

20,911

76.0

1st quarter 2009

18,227

70.2

24,307

77.8

2nd quarter 2009

13,796

69.1

22,963

78.3

3rd quarter 2009 (to 31 August)

9,506

72.2

14,083

78.6