HC Deb 21 July 1914 vol 65 cc263-4

asked the Home Secretary if. Mr. Theodore Bayley, of 2b, Priory Pavement, Hornsey, has made an application for naturalisation; whether Mr. Bayley has been refused the certificate of naturalisation; and, if so, for what reasons?


I regret that I have felt it my duty to withhold a certificate of naturalisation from. Mr. Bayley, and I am afraid that I must decline in this, as in many other cases, to disclose the grounds of my decision. The Naturalisation Act expressly provides that the Secretary of State may, with or without assigning any reason, give or withhold a certificate as he thinks most conducive to the public good.