HC Deb 18 December 1952 vol 509 cc261-2W
138. Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will lift the ban on the naturalisation of ex-enemy prisoners of war.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

I will deal with applications for naturalisation from former prisoners of war when those Poles who actively served the Allied cause during the war have had a reasonable opportunity of applying, and when I am satisfied that the applications can be dealt with without prejudice to those of others who might be regarded as having a prior claim. I am watching the position closely, but I regret that I am not at present in a position to make any further statement.