HC Deb 06 December 1939 vol 355 cc681-2W
Miss Cazalet

asked the Home Secretary whether he contemplates imposing by administrative action some limitation upon the right of the wife of a subject of a Sate at war with His Majesty who was, at birth, a British subject, to make an application for the grant of a certificate of naturalisation under Section 10 (6) of the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act, 1914?

Sir J. Anderson

No, Sir. In the statement which I made in reply to the hon. Lady's question on the 23rd November I thought it right to give some indication of the general lines on which I propose to exercise my discretion in dealing with applications made under this Section. In order to avoid misunderstandings I made it clear that certain classes of applicants might expect favourable consideration; but I do not seek to limit in any way the right of other persons to apply, and their applications would of course be considered on their merits.