426. Citizenship of the United Kingdom and colonies; deprivation, renunciation and resumption.

Registered and naturalised citizens of the United Kingdom and colonies could be deprived of their citizenship1 on the ground that it was obtained by fraud, false representation or material concealment2, and naturalised citizens could also be deprived of citizenship on the ground of disloyalty or disaffection, or trading or communicating with the enemy in time of war3, or 12 months' imprisonment (or more) in any country within five years of naturalisation4. The Secretary of State5 was required to give notice in writing of the ground on which he proposed to make a deprivation order6, and could not deprive a