I propose to take Questions Nos. 447 and 454 together.
An application for naturalisation from the person referred to was received in the citizenship section of my Department on 21 November 2002. Having considered this application, I decided not to grant a certificate of naturalisation. The individual concerned was informed of my decision in writing on 15 March 2004. A further application was received from the person referred to on 6 August 2004. The average processing time for an application for naturalisation is 24 months and, consequently, it is anticipated that the new application will be finalised around August 2006.