HC Deb 24 July 1940 vol 363 cc825-6W
Mr. David Adams

asked the Home Secretary whether, as every Palestinian subject is at the disposal of His Majesty for the prosecution of the war, he will relieve Palestinian citizens from any restrictions imposed on aliens in this country and allow them free movement and occupation for the duration of the war?

Sir J. Anderson

I am prepared in special cases on the recommendation of the chief constable of the district in which a Palestinian subject is residing to consider an application for exemption from certain provisions of the Aliens Order.

Mr. Barr

asked the Home Secretary (1) whether a German-born woman of German-born parents who, prior to the 31st December, 1932, married a British-born subject has to register with the police;

(2) whether a British-born woman of British-born parents, who married a German subject and then divorced him, and re-naturalised as a British subject in the year 1934, and subsequently married a British-born subject of British-born parents, has to register with the police?

Sir J. Anderson

The question whether a woman who formerly possessed German nationality was affected by the Registration (Former Aliens) Order, 1940 (which required certain persons to register with the police on or before 8th July), depends on whether she acquired British nationality before or after 31st December, 1932. Accordingly, the answer to the first Question is in the negative and to the second in the affirmative.