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

The appointed day is simply the day on which the Bill is enacted—its commencement. Anyone who is found abandoned—a foundling—or who is put up for adoption will have those rights. I did not catch the second part of my hon. Friend's question.