HC Deb 18 July 1889 vol 338 c732

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General if it is the case that, while a British subject can hold landed property in Gibraltar, a naturalized British subject, if naturalized in the United Kingdom, is debarred from this privilege; and, if so, whether there is any good reason for the distinction?

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir E. Webster,) Isle of Wight

In Gibraltar and many other Colonies aliens are precluded by the local law from holding land, and they are not relieved from this desirability by being naturalized in the United Kingdom. There are in many cases good reasons why this distinction should be maintained.