71. Mr. Gammons
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is prepared to introduce in the near future legislation whereby the British-born wives of Polish and other foreign nationals may retain their British nationality.
§ Mr. Ede
As the hon. Member will be aware, a Conference of Experts from countries of the Commonwealth met in February last to discuss nationality matters of general interest. It is proposed shortly to circulate to the Governments of the countries represented the text of a Bill based on the report of that conference, and this text will include provisions to carry out the policy of the Government already announced in regard to British-born women. In the meantime, I am not in a position to make a statement as to the date when the legislation contemplated can be introduced.