HC Deb 09 March 1981 vol 1000 c231W
Mr. J. Enoch Powell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the Commonwealth and, so far as known to him, foreign countries of which the nationality law is equivalent to that of India in the aspect of dual citizenship to which the Minister of State referred in his letter of 2 March to the right hon. Member for Down, South.

Mr. Raison

The following Commonwealth countries have provisions broadly similar to those of India for preventing dual nationality in that they withdraw citizenship from their nationals if they exercise any rights and duties which are accorded only to the citizens of another country—example given acquiring a passport.

  • Malawi
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Singapore
  • Western Samoa
  • Zambia

A number of other Commonwealth countries have in their citizenship law the power to deprive their nationals of citizenship in these circumstances. I regret that information relating to the practice of foreign countries is not readily available.