HC Deb 15 November 1938 vol 341 c706W
Viscountess Astor

asked the Home Secretary whether he will take immediate steps to enable a British woman to retain her nationality on marriage to an alien, in view of the urgency of the question in times of international tension?

Mr. Lloyd

When the Noble Lady asked a similar question on 6th July last, my right hon. Friend pointed out that much attention had been given to this matter and that it had been the subject of consultation at successive Imperial Conferences. At the Conference held last year it was not found possible to reach agreement on an alteration of the existing law and, while my right hon. Friend appreciates the considerations which the Noble Lady has in mind, under the existing law there is no action he can take.