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British Nationality: Assessments

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people of each (a) age group and (b) nationality passed the British citizenship test in each month of 2009. (303820)

The Knowledge of Life (KOL) requirement was introduced in November 2005 for citizenship applications. In April 2007, the Home Office extended the KOL test to those applying for settlement in the UK. In 2009, 193,645 applications for British citizenship were made.

A breakdown of this information has been placed in the House Library.