On what grounds do they believe the potential risk is low?
I wonder if this is being driven by the PR department?
A4e, the company that runs League of Gentlemen-style job clubs and administers the Home Office test for would-be citizens, has apologised to 24,000 people whose details were on a laptop stolen from one of its staff. A4e said it had written to 24,000 people in Hull and Leicester to warn them, but it believes the risk of illegal …
It also asks what the mains voltage is in the UK. Strangely, the correct answer, 230V (±10%), was not one of the options!
As for who qualifies for free prescriptions (or the cost for those who don't), I have no idea because it seems to change each time the wind changes direction.
Q3 : How many parliamentary constituencies are there? 464, 564, 646, or 664 ?
Errr... I'm damn sure it's 650.
But what do I know, I even got wrong the year women were allowed to divorce their husbands (how have I managed to live in Britain for 42 years without knowing THAT ?)
I'll get me coat, seeing as I only scored 58%.... (hope the Immigration Service aren't monitoring IP addresses)
Please tell me someone is to be jailed for giving out* the personal details of all these people.
*Having data like this on a laptop goes beyond negligence -- there is no excuse for it and everyone involved with data like this should know that by now or their management should be fired and/or jailed.
The level of detail strikes me as curious--the speed on single carriageways is something that I'd expect on a drivers license exam. The US requirement for "A knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the history, and of the principles and form of government, of the United States" seems sensible by comparison.
For what it's worth, the Anglican church in the US is known as the Episcopal Church--the exam implied that the expression was limited to Scotland.
well, I just failed. Though given that they claim that "Episcopal" and "Anglican" are different names for the Church of England (justified by the statement that the Episcopal Church of Scotland is the name of the CofE in Scotland) then I think they have a fairly low grasp on the UK themselved. (The correct question would have been which of these churches are Anglican with CofE and Episcopal CofS as options as they are both parts of the Anglican communion .... though I suppose the question may be aimed at checking that imigrants equate England with UK and thus fit in with the majority of people already here!)
I was only born here and have lived here all my life... quite well educated too.
Most of those questions are bizarre and have no relevance to living in the UK. Who the f*ck cares what other names the Church of England can go by, and why would I care how many hours children are allowed to work - if I ever have any children or wish to employ any, I'll find out. Maybe I should have followed my last job when it was outsourced to India - apparently I'm not fit to live here...
How does knowing how many people identified themselves as Muslims in 2009 qualify me as a citizen?
Surely there should be more questions like :
You see some hoodies, do you :
A) Run away
B) Get your head kicked in
C) Pull your coat hood up over your head and try to blend in
The hoodies are vandalising a car, do you :
A) Run away
B) Shout "Oi you louts, get lost" and wave your arms threateningly
C) Waste your time and energy phoning the police
After following B in the previous question, what will happen :
A) Your head gets kicked in while one of them films it on a stolen mobile.
B) You get successfully sued by the hoodies for threatening behaviour and the mental trauma they suffered.
C) They laugh at you and ignore you.
The strange thing there is the stuff I'm never ever likely to have learnt. Who was the biggest immigrant group in the 80s? Who cares apart from statisticians? What do you call CofE people? Annoying self-righteous godbotherers, for the most part. And who else apart from people born in the UK can vote? Well since I was born in the UK and lived here all my life, how on earth would I know? I'm surprised they didn't throw in a question on the Archers too.
uk born and lived here all my life and I score 54%. Very odd questions and not all well worded, the one on uk 'public' elections for example, we have - local, parliamentary, general and European parliamentary elections, all of these are 'public' aren't they? I couldn't find 2 options that would be allowed to vote in all these elections and as presiding officer for the past decade I'm disappointed that couldn't answer that question!