HC Deb 13 December 1938 vol 342 cc1832-3W
Sir W. Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he is aware that no differentiation is made with regard to persons landing in Great Britain from the Dominion of Eire who have been naturalised in Eire under the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1935, and have not become British subjects and other citizens of the Dominion of Eire landing in Great Britain who are British subjects; and, under these circumstances, how undesirable aliens who have acquired Irish citizenship under the above-mentioned Act which does not confer British citizenship are prevented from entering Great Britain?

Mr. M. MacDonald

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am not aware of the ground for the implication in the second part. The general system for the control of aliens in Eire is exercised on similar lines to that in this country, and the statutory requirements for naturalisation in Eire as to residence, good character, etc., are substantially the same as in this country.

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