HC Deb 04 March 1919 vol 113 cc221-2
69. Major KELLEY

asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that large numbers of German and alien enemy subjects are naturalising themselves in neutral countries, especially Switzerland; and will he give the necessary instructions that, along with the presentations of naturalisation papers, place and date of birth certificates are also handed in?


In reply to the first part of the question, I have seen statements to this effect, but I have no official information to confirm them. As regards the second part, the inquiries made of incoming passengers at the ports are, and will be, directed towards ascertaining the facts mentioned by the hon. and gallant Member.

Colonel ASHLEY

Before the naturalisation papers are issued, will the birth certificates be carefully examined?


Yes, Sir.