29. Sir F. HALL
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the number of persons to whom naturalisation papers were granted between the date of the Armistice and September, 1920; whether the figure includes any persons of German nationality; if so, the number; and if any Germans have been naturalised who during the War were interned or expelled in the interests of national security?
§ Mr. SHORTT
Three thousand four hundred and five certificates of naturalisation were granted in this period of nearly two years. Of these, 287 were granted to persons of German nationality, of whom 188 were women of British birth, 98 men who had served in His Majesty's Forces, and one a woman of Belgian birth. Some of the 98 men may have been interned as part of the general policy of internment and released on their individual merits for the purpose of joining His Majesty's Forces, but I cannot give the exact number. No Germans who were expelled have been naturalised.