Married Women (Nationality).

Oral Answers to Questions — Police. – in the House of Commons on 18th March 1926.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence , Leicester West

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asked the Home Secretary whether he has now had replies from the Dominions with regard to the Resolution passed in this House on the 18th February, 1925, with regard to the nationality of married women; and whether he will inform the House as to their contents?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

I am informed that no communication on this subject has been received from any of the Dominion Governments since my reply to the hon. Member on the 21st December last.

Photo of Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence , Leicester West

Seeing that a very considerable time has elapsed, can the right hon. Gentleman give us any hope that he will do what he can to accelerate the reply on this matter?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

I am obliged to my hon. Friend for calling my attention to the matter. I have already communicated with the Dominions on the subject.