asked the Prime Minister if the interchange of views with the Dominions is now completed on the subject of British nationality; and whether he can promise that legislation will be proposed this Session to amend the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act, 1914?
No, Sir; as stated by the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on Monday last, replies have not yet been received from all the Dominions. Every effort, however, is being made to obtain the concurrence of all the self-governing Dominions, so that the Bill may be ready for the first suitable opportunity for introduction.
In view of the long delay in dealing with this matter and its uncontentious nature, will the right hon. Gentleman ask those Dominions which have not yet communicated their views to indicate their views by telegraph, especially as the Prime Ministers of the various Dominions have expressed their assent?