FOI release

19005 - Asylum and Nationality Act 2006

How many dual nationals have been deprived of British citizenship under section 56 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 for…

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  • How many dual nationals have been deprived of British citizenship under section 56 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 for each year since the Act took effect.
    • The number of orders made under section 56 during 2010 before the General Election and the number made during 2010 after the General Election.
    • The other nationality held by each individual deprived of British citizenship.
    • The number of instances in which an order by the Home Secretary to deprive a person of citizenship has been appealed and the number of occasions upon which any appeal has been upheld.

We released the following information on 12 July 2011.

The following data was released for the calendar years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 (to date):
In 2006 an order was issued against 1 individual.
In 2007 an order was issued against 1 individual.
In 2008 no orders were issued.
In 2009 orders were issued against 2 individuals.
In 2010 orders were issued against 5 individuals.
To date, orders have been issued against 4 individuals in 2011.
The number of orders made under section 56 prior to the 2010 General Election was 4; the number of orders made under section 56 after the General Election was 9.
The other nationality held by the individuals deprived was:
1 Australian; I Iraqi; 5 Pakistani; 1 Albanian; 2 Sudanese; 1 Russian; 1 Egyptian, 1 Lebanese.
To date, since 2006, 10 decisions to deprive have been appealed.
One appeal has been concluded in the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) in favour of the Secretary of State. This case is now subject of a further application to the Court of Appeal.
Of the thirteen orders made under section 56, all were on non conducive grounds.