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British Nationality: Assessments

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the administration of the citizenship tests has cost since the inception of such tests. (303110)

UKBA have a commercial contract with the Ufi (formerly University for industry) to provide the Life in the UK test. Candidates taking the Life in the UK test pay a fee of £34 to the test centre. There is no limit on how many times a candidate may take the test and the fee is payable each time a test is taken. The fee is set at a level to meet the costs of delivering the overall testing service, there are no costs incurred by UKBA.