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 UK Visas and Immigration 
Home Office 
Complex Casework Directorate 
Liverpool 
L2  0QN 
www.homeoffice.gov.uk 
 
 
 
 
Our Reference: FOI 38734 
 
 
20 June 2016 
Address (via email): 
  
request-318785-
xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
 
 
Dear Mr Yeo 
  
 
Thank you for your e-mail of 26 February 2016. Your request has been handled as a request for information 
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You have requested the following information: 
 
I would be grateful if you could release information on decisions to deprive a person of their British 
citizenship. This information does not appear to be included in the normal quarterly or annual statistics. 
     
I would like to know: 
 
1. How many deprivation decisions have been made each year for the last 10 years. 
 
Our records indicate that 81 deprivation decisions were made 2006 to 2015. A breakdown by year is 
at Annex A. 

 
 2. If possible I would also like to see the breakdown of reasons for deprivation for those numbers over the 
last 10 years 
  Please see table at ANNEX A.     
 
If you are dissatisfied with this response you may request an independent internal review of our handling of 
your request by submitting a complaint within two months to the address below, quoting reference 38734. If 
you ask for an internal review, it would be helpful if you could say why you are dissatisfied with the response.  
 
Information Access Team 
Home Office 
Ground Floor, Seacole Building 
2 Marsham Street 
London SW1P 4DF 
e-mail: xxxx.xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xxx.xx   
 
 
 
 

As part of any internal review the Department's handling of your information request will be reassessed by 
staff who were not involved in providing you with this response.  
 
If you remain dissatisfied after this internal review, you would have a right of complaint to the Information 
Commissioner as established by section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act.  
 
Yours Sincerely 
 
 
 
 
S Joynt 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

ANNEX A - BREAKDOWN OF REASONS FOR DEPRIVATION 
 
The British Nationality Act 1981, section 40(2) provides: 
The Secretary of State may by order deprive a person of a citizenship status if the Secretary of State is 
satisfied that deprivation is conducive to the public good.] 
Section 40(3) provides:  
The Secretary of State may by order deprive a person of a citizenship status which results from his 
registration or naturalisation if the Secretary of State is satisfied that the registration or naturalisation was 
obtained by means of— 
(a) fraud, 
(b) false representation, or 
(c) concealment of a material fact. 
The table below is a summary showing the number of people who had their citizenship deprived in each year 
from 2006 to 2015, separated into deprivations on the grounds of Section 40(2) or Section 40(3) of the British 
Nationality Act. Our records indicate: 
 
 
Year 
Grand Total 
2006 
 * 
2009 
 * 
2010 
 * 
2011 
6  
2012 
6  
2013 
18  
2014 
23  
2015 
19  
Grand Total 
81 
*less than 5 
 
Section 40(2) 
Section 40(3) 
Grand Total 
36 
45 
81 
 
 

Notes:  
 
  This is provisional management information that is subject to change.  It has not been assured to the 
standard of Official Statistics.