HC Deb 29 May 1924 vol 174 cc576-7
11. Mr. PENNY

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that, in view of recent legislation in the United States of America under which a foreign woman does not on marriage to an American acquire American nationality, certain Continental countries, including France, have passed legislation allowing women to retain their nationality on marriage to American subjects; and whether he will consider the desirability of introducing a Measure according similar treatment to British-born women who marry Americans?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

I am not aware that France or any other country has passed any such legislation since the American law was changed. With regard to the second part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for the Louth Division (Mrs. Wintringham) on 3rd March last.


Will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to find out whether it is not the case that other Governments have passed this legislation?


I have made inquiries, and cannot find anything in the direction that the hon. Member indicates.