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(1)A person who immediately before Independence Day is a British protected person by virtue of his connection with the Solomon Islands protectorate—
(a)shall cease to be a British protected person on that day if he then becomes a citizen of Solomon Islands or is then a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies; but
(b)otherwise, shall continue on and after that day to be a British protected person, subject to subsection (3) below.
(2)A person born on or after Independence Day and before 7th July 1980 shall become a British protected person if—
(a)he does not at birth acquire another nationality or become a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies; and
(b)his father was born in Solomon Islands and is, at the date of the birth, a British protected person by virtue of subsection (1).
(3)A person who continues to be a British protected person under subsection (1), or becomes one under subsection (2), shall cease to be a British protected person—
(a)on becoming at any time a citizen of Solomon Islands or of the United Kingdom and Colonies;
(b)on 7th July 1980, if he then has another nationality; or
(c)after that day, on acquiring another nationality.
(4)A person who becomes a British protected person on 7th July 1980 by virtue of section 2(4) of this Act shall cease to be a British protected person if, on or after that day, he becomes a citizen of Solomon Islands or of the United Kingdom and Colonies, or acquires another nationality.
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