HC Deb 02 May 1938 vol 335 c530W
Sir J. Withers

asked the Home Secretary how many foreign Jews have been admitted to the United Kingdom since 1st August, 1937; how many of these have applied for naturalisation; and how many have been naturalised?

Sir S. Hoare:

It is not the practice in the United Kingdom to make inquiry as to the religion or race of any foreign person who seeks permission to enter the country or applies for naturalisation and it is not, therefore, possible to give the information asked for in the first part of the question. The statutory period of residence for naturalisation is five years and the second part of the question does not, therefore, arise.