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Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in his White Paper on nationality, he treats men and women and children of men and women equally or, if not, if he will set out these circumstances in which any unequal treatment is contemplated in his proposals.

Yes. Our intention is that the transmission of citizenship to their children born overseas, and in the acquisition of citizenship by virtue of marriage to a British citizen, men and women shall be treated equally.