HC Deb 22 January 1942 vol 377 cc419-20
59. Mr. Hannah

asked the Home Secretary approximately how many Japanese have been naturalised in this country in the last four or five years; and what steps are being taken to make sure of their loyalty?

Mr. H. Morrison

Forty five certificates were granted in the five years ending 31st December, 1941. All persons of hostile origin and association are carefully watched.

Mr. Hannah

Do Japanese subjects on accepting British nationality definitely renounce for ever their original allegiance?

Mr. Morrison

The usual conditions apply.