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The British Nationality Act of 1948 gave all Commonwealth citizens free entry into Britain

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In the years following the Second World War, the Government realised there was a need to fill the British labour market if it was going to reconstruct its economy. Large numbers of workers and their families from both Europe and elsewhere such as Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Italy, the Caribbean, India and Pakistan fulfilled Britain’s call for workers. The British Nationality Act of 1948, which gave all Commonwealth citizens free entry into Britain, encouraged immigration to Britain; it was an attractive situation for the British passport holders, for whom at that time,  an open door policy existed. 

Full document on            http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1948/56/pdfs/ukpga_19480056_en.pdf


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