British Nationality: Assessments

Home Department written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Damian Green Damian Green Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

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.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (the North West), Home Office, Minister of State (the North West), HM Treasury, Minister of State (the North West), Regional Affairs

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.

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