Amendment agreed to.
Section as amended agreed to. ,
press. I thought that at this stage I might make another statement, not to place any new matter before the committee, but rather to co-ordinate the information that I have given at different stages during the discussion of the bill. I wish to move further amen-ments to the bill in order to make statutory some of the provisions that the department had intended to deal with in the shape of regulations. In the first place, I would like the committee not to lose sight of the principle involved in this legislation. During the course of the discussion we have touched so many points, and so many sides of this very involved and intricate question, that I am afraid we may lose sight for the moment of the principle underlying this proposed amendment to the act. The principle of the amendment is to bring our act into conformity with the practice throughout the British Empire and to vest the discretion in the Secretary of State in the matter of granting naturalization certificates.
Sections 5 and 6 agreed to.
On section 7-Reports to minister.