§ Mr. BOTTOMLEY
asked the Home Secretary whether he has received applications for certificates of naturalisation from certain neutrals who volunteered for military service in the British Army at the outbreak of War; and whether he will consider the desirability of introducing legislation to amend Section 2 of the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act, 1914, in order to meet such cases?1426W
§ Mr. SHORTT
Certificates of naturalisation have been granted to considerable numbers of friendly aliens who have served in His Majesty's Forces and with the consent of the Treasury the usual fee has been remitted in these cases. An Amendment was introduced into Section 2 of the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act, 1914, by the legislation passed last summer which had the effect of making a period of service with His Majesty's Forces equivalent to a period of residence in the United Kingdom for purposes of naturalisation. I do not think there is any occasion for further legislation.