HC Deb 17 December 1919 vol 123 cc596-7

The expression "former enemy alien" means an alien who is or has at any time been a subject or citizen of the German Empire or any component state thereof, or of Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, or Turkey, and has not changed his allegiance as a result of the recognition of new states or territorial re-arrangements, or been naturalised in any other foreign state or in any British Possession in accordance with the laws thereof, and when actually resident therein, 'and in such a manner as not to retain according to the law of his state of origin the nationality of that state.

Leave out the word "and" ["and has not"], and insert instead thereof the words "or who having at any time been such subject or citizen."—Agreed to.

Leave out the words "in such manner as not to," and insert instead thereof the words "does riot."—Agreed to.

At the end, insert the words Provided that the special provisions of this Act as to former enemy aliens, except the provisions of Sub-section (2) of Section two of this Act, shall not apply to any woman who was at the time of her marriage a British subject.

—Agreed to.