Home Department written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Tony Wright Tony Wright Labour, Cannock Chase

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people met the requirements for citizenship but have not attended the citizenship ceremony in each month since the introduction of the ceremony; and how many of those were granted citizenship at his discretion.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration and Asylum)

The information requested could be obtained only by the detailed examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost. When a citizenship application is successful, the basis of its success is not recorded for statistical purposes.

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