HC Deb 24 July 1940 vol 363 c829W
Mr. Barr

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider proceeding with the consideration of an application for naturalisation in the case of a British-born man of British-born parents who became a citizen of the United States of America in March, 1914, but returned to this country in October, 1914, and joined the British Army and has not since returned to the United States of America but set up in business in this country?

Sir J. Anderson

I am not able to identify the case, but for a considerable period the difficulty has been to find time for the necessary inquiries, and it is now only possible to deal with applications which it is in the national interest to consider. On the facts stated, the application to which the hon. Member refers could have been made many years ago.