§ MR. BOTTOMLEY
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, having regard to the fact that, under British law, the grandchildren of British subjects, wherever born, are British subjects, but that the suceeding generation, if born abroad, lose their nationality, there are any persons residing in the Ottoman Empire who, having lost their British nationality, have yet been granted British passports.
§ SIR EDWARD GREY
It is not the fact, as assumed in the hon. Member's Question, that under British law the grandchildren of British subjects, wherever born, are in all cases themselves 103 British subjects. I am not aware of any case in which a person residing in the Ottoman Empire, and who has lost his British nationality, has been granted a passport as a British subject.