Clause 3. — (Power of Parliament of Dominion to legislate extra-territorially.)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 24th November 1931.

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Mr. THOMAS:

In reply to what the hon. Member for Eastbourne (Mr. Marjoribanks) has just said, I would like to remind him that all that I did was to call his attention to the words of the Amendment. I respectfully submit that I was dealing with the Amendment before the House. The wording is not the wording of the Government, but the wording of the Amendment, which says: Provided that nothing in this Act shall deprive any subject in any Dominion of British nationality. If that is the Amendment, all I say is that there is nothing in this Bill that will do what is suggested in the Amendment. I was not called upon to say what will happen in the future, but I was dealing with the Amendment before the House.