HC Deb 18 February 1947 vol 433 c163W
Mr. Wyatt

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what grounds, other than business reasons, he can refuse an alien permission to change his name.

Mr. Ede

Section 7 of the Aliens Restriction (Amendment) Act, 1919, as amended by Defence Regulation 20, prohibits an alien from changing his name without obtaining exemption from the Home Secretary, and requires the Home Secretary, before granting an exemption, to be satisfied that the name proposed to be assumed, used or continued is in the circumstances of the case a suitable name.