HC Deb 02 November 1916 vol 86 cc1826-7

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that naturalised subjects of enemy birth residing in neutral countries can take advantage of having been naturalised here and withdraw money made by the trading in this country of concerns in which they are interested, including profits on Government war contracts, and to use such money to the advantage of the enemy; and whether the Government will take prompt steps to prevent enemy-born persons who are resident abroad from withdrawing money to this country's detriment?


The naturalized British subject in a neutral country has the same position as the British-born subject in a neutral country; but if it is shown that any money is destined for the use of the enemy, the remittance of any money to a person resident in a neutral country could, and would, be stopped.