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Citizenship Status

Volume 955: debated on Thursday 3 August 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further consideration he is giving to allowing equal citizenship status to fiancés and fiancées of British citizens seeking to settle in the United Kingdom.

In considering what citizenship status ought to be acquired under future legislation by fiancés and fiancées after their marriage, the Government have particularly in mind the four options put forward for discussion in paragraph 50 of the Green Paper on nationality law (Cmnd. 6795); but it will be glad to consider any additional ideas which may be forward.