Nationality Law.

Oral Answers to Questions — Egypt. – in the House of Commons on 31st July 1922.

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Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is able to say how many, and which, nations abroad permit a British citizen, born in one of the lands in question but registered as a British subject, to get rid of his or her dual nationality upon reaching the age of 21 or at any other period; and whether he can give the number and names of countries which have made no such agreement?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

This matter is entirely governed by the nationality laws of foreign countries, and does not at present form the subject of any treaty arrangement between His Majesty's Government and any foreign States. Full information on foreign nationality laws will be found in Parliamentary Papers Miscellaneous No. 3, 1893, and, subsequent Papers in the same series.

Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

Seeing that this question of dual nationality causes considerable hardship to many British nationals abroad, will not the British Government make friendly representations to some of those countries to try to alleviate it?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

Perhaps if my hon. Friend will look at the documents to which I have referred he will then be in a better position to put to me any further questions.