Japanese in Great Britain (Naturalisation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 22nd January 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

asked the Home Secretary approximately how many Japanese have been naturalised in this country in the last four or five years; and what steps are being taken to make sure of their loyalty?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

Forty five certificates were granted in the five years ending 31st December, 1941. All persons of hostile origin and association are carefully watched.

Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

Do Japanese subjects on accepting British nationality definitely renounce for ever their original allegiance?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

The usual conditions apply.