HC Deb 07 March 1927 vol 203 c837
45. Mr. BRIANT

asked the Prime Minister if lie will consider the introduction of a Bill to facilitate the British-born wives of aliens resuming their British nationality in the event of the decease or desertion of their husbands?


I have been asked o reply to this question. In the case of a woman who was a British subject before her marriage to an alien, and whose husband has died, or whose marriage has been dissolved fresh legislation is unnecessary. Special facilities for the resumption of British nationality are already available under the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act, 1914. My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has previously announced the intention of the Government to propose the provision of somewhat similar facilities in the case of a woman who is or may be presumed to be permanently separated from her alien husband, and a recommendation to this effect was adopted by the recent Imperial Conference.