British Nationality

Home Office written question – answered am ar 20 Chwefror 2024.

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people had their British citizenship revoked under the British Nationality Act 1981 between 1997 and 2010.

Photo of Thomas Tugendhat Thomas Tugendhat Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The Home Office publishes data relating to those deprived of British Citizenship. Statistics are available from May 2010.

The British Nationality Act 1981 provides the Secretary of State with powers to deprive a person of citizenship status only under the circumstances set out at sections 40(2) (if deemed to be conducive to the public good) and 40(3) (citizenship was obtained by means of fraud, false representation, or concealment of material fact) of the Act.

Details on the numbers of conducive deprivation orders made under Section 40(2) of the Act, are published in the Government Transparency Report: Disruptive and Investigatory Powers. Seven reports have been published to date providing the number of deprivations of citizenship orders made up until the end of 2022 and are all published online. The latest can be found at this link:

We intend to publish more recent data in future publications.

Numbers of Section 40(3) deprivation orders can be found in quarterly published transparency data at the link below:

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