§ Mr. Marlow
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, under the new Nationality Bill, he will have any discretion as to whether or not to grant registration once requested by a minor born in the United Kingdom neither of whose parents were settled in the United Kingdom at the time of the child's birth.18W
§ Mr. Raison
It is proposed in the Bill that people born in the United Kingdom to parents neither of whom was a British citizen or settled in the United Kingdom at the time of their births shall be entitled to be registered as British citizens if the conditions in clause 1(3) or in paragraph 2 schedule 2 are satisfied. It is also proposed, in clause 3(1), that the Secretary of State shall have discretion to register any person as a British citizen if while he is a minor an application is made.