Clause 5 - Acquisition by reference to the British overseas territories

Part of British Overseas Territories Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 6th December 2001.

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Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) 10:30 am, 6th December 2001

This short clause introduces schedule 1, which details further ways in which British citizenship may be acquired after commencement through association with a qualifying British overseas territory. The general aim is to put the qualifying territories in the same position as the United Kingdom for the purposes of the provisions of the British Nationality Act 1981, which relate to acquisition of British citizenship through birth, adoption and ancestry.