HC Deb 13 February 1911 vol 21 c673

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether a naturalised subject of His Majesty in the oversea dominions of the Crown of necessity becomes a naturalised subject in the United Kingdom; whether immigrants arriving in Canada from the United States and becoming naturalised in Canada and taking the oath of allegiance there would in existing circumstances necessarily be regarded as naturalised persons in this country; and, if so, whether he would consider the advisability of taking the opinion of the Commonwealth Government of Australia, the Dominion Government of Canada, and the Union Government of South Africa, with a view of introducing a Bill at an early date, embodying in the Parliament of the Mother Country the principle of Imperial naturalisation?


The answer to the first two questions is in the negative. Naturalisation granted by a Dominion Government has effect only within the limits of that Dominion. The question of Imperial naturalisation will be discussed at the forthcoming Imperial Conference.