HC Deb 14 July 1947 vol 440 cc14-5W
Mr. Sharp

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what classes of aliens may be considered for British naturalisation without having lived for five years on British soil; and, in particular, whether any such consideration may be given to a former member of the Polish Resettlement Corps, now working in British industry who married three years ago a woman of British nationality.

Mr. Ede

No classes of aliens are eligible for naturalisation unless they can comply with the statutory requirement of five years' residence or five years' service under the Crown, with the exception of minors and British-born women who lost British nationality on marriage to an alien. Marriage to a British-born woman does not exempt the husband from this statutory requirement.

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