Austrians (Registration)

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence – in the House of Commons on 15th October 1942.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider the advisability of altering the present system of the entry of nationality in certificates of registration, so that those Austrians who left Austria after September, 1938, may be placed in the same position as those who left before, thus giving them Austrian and not German nationality?

Mr. H. Marrison:

The change in present practice suggested by my hon. Friend would not bring about any change in an alien's status or treatment in this country. Whether an individual is registered as an Austrian or as a German, he is in present circumstances an alien of enemy nationality.