§ Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
§ Mr. Kershaw
The purpose of the clause is to indicate that those citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies who have a close connection with the United Kingdom shall not lose their United Kingdom citizenship notwithstanding that they have also become citizens of the Bahamas. The classes are described shortly and clearly in Subsections (1) and (2).
Subsection (3) provides that a wife of a United Kingdom citizen shall follow him in any changes which may happen to his citizenship as a consequence of the Bill. Subsection (4) interprets Clause 3 (2)(b) so that reference to father and father's father naturalised in the United Kingdom includes persons who would have been naturalised by the British Nationality Act 1948. That brings the terms of naturalisation on to the same basis as the British Nationality Act 1948, whatever they may have been before that.
Subsection (5) excludes all territories not still colonies or protectorates from the operation of the Bill and all persons registered or naturalised in such territories.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Clause 3 ordered to stand part of the Bill.