§ Mr. KING
asked the Home Secretary how many Russian subjects have applied for naturalisation since 1st August, 1914; how many cases have been refused; whether he is aware that those who have been refused repudiate the alternative proposed to them to serve in the Army or be deported to Russia; and whether he will consider the granting of immediate naturalisation to all Russian or other allied subjects ready to fight in the British Army?
I regret that the figures asked for are not available. The answer to the third paragraph of the question is in the negative. The question of granting facilities for naturalisation to aliens of allied nationalities at some period after their enlistment in consideration of their service in His Majesty's Forces is now engaging my attention.