HC Deb 23 December 1915 vol 77 cc592-3
15. Mr. LUNDON

asked the Home Secretary whether Lord Milner has taken out naturalisation papers; if so, upon what date did he do so; and, if no such papers have been taken out by him, will he be treated as an alien and be interned?


No, Sir, there is no occasion for Lord Milner to take out naturalisation papers, since he is already, I believe, a British subject. By virtue of the Statute of 1773, the grandson born abroad of a grandfather who was a British subject born in this country was declared to be a British subject, and the repeal of the Statute of 1773 by the British Nationality Act, 1914, does not affect the status of any person born before the commencement of the Act.