HC Deb 01 July 1952 vol 503 cc26-7W
Dr. Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has considered the change which has been brought about by recent legislation in the status of citizens in any part of the British Commonwealth, especially those in Great Britain and the Colonies, whereby a citizen of Great Britain and the Colonies cannot be deemed a prohibited immigrant even when designated an undesirable person; and what steps he proposes to take to ensure that all such persons are everywhere treated as citizens of Great Britain and the Colonies.

Mr. Lyttelton

The hon. Member presumably has in mind the British Nationality Act, 1948, which created the status of citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies. I am advised that such citizens, like all other British subjects, must comply with the requirements of the local immigration laws on entering a colonial territory, and that the Act does not in this respect vary the previous position.

The British Nationality Act does not give immunity to any person from being considered a prohibited immigrant under local immigration laws.

(1) (2) (3) (4)
Quantity Value (1) as percentage of total domestic exports by weight (2) as percentage of total domestic exports by value
('000 lb.) (£'000) per cent. per cent.
1950 15,157 1,691 30 34
1951 15,725 2,029 20 35

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