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British Wives Of Foreign Nationals

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 8 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now make a statement regarding the conference of experts which opened in London on 3rd February in connection with the nationality of married women and other nationality matters of general interest to the members of the British Commonwealth.

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given on 6th March to the hon. Member for South Aberdeen (Lady Grant). The conference examined the whole field of nationality law on which there was a very valuable exchange of information, and a report was prepared for submission to the Governments represented at the Conference. It will be necessary to await the views of these Governments before any pronouncement of policy on future legislation is made.