§ MR. HENNIKER HEATON (Canterbury)
I beg to ask the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies, or the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether his attention has been directed to a statement made by the Attorney General of South Australia, to the effect that naturalisation of foreigners in any of the Australian Colonies confers no rights beyond the limits of the particular colony in which letters of naturalisation are granted; and whether it is a fact that a German or other foreigner who has become naturalised in South Australia must, in the event of his removal to the United Kingdom or to any of the other Australian Colonies, take out fresh letters of naturalisation if he desires to remain a British subject?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Baron H. de WORMS,) Liverpool, East Toxteth
I have not seen the statement referred to, but it appears to be a correct statement of the law. A foreigner who is naturalised in a British Colony must, as I understand, if he removes to another part of Her Majesty's Dominions procure fresh letters of naturalisation in that part in order to obtain the rights of a British subject there.