HC Deb 24 February 1944 vol 397 c960
20. Major Stourton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been drawn to the active intervention in the West Derbyshire by-election of a lady of Russian nationality; and if he will take steps to prohibit such activities on the part of individuals other than British subjects.

Mr. H. Morrison

My information is that the lady in question is a British subject, having acquired British nationality by marriage:

Major Petherick

When did this lady acquire British nationality?

Mr. Morrison

I have not the least idea.

Major. Petherick

Then will the right hon. Gentleman find out?

Mr. Morrison

It does not matter at all. This lady is a British subject, and even if she were not, I am not quite sure that I can control her actions.

Mr. Shinwell

If this lady had intervened on behalf of the other candidate, would the hon. and gallant Gentleman have asked the Question?