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4(1)Any such scheme shall apply to persons who are settled in Hong Kong and who—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)are British Dependent Territories citizens by virtue of a connection with Hong Kong or have before the passing of this Act applied for registration or naturalisation as such citizens by virtue of such a connection and whose applications would have been successful in the absence of registration under this Act; or
(b)are British Nationals (Overseas), British Overseas citizens, British subjects by virtue of Part IV of the principal Act or British protected persons.
(2)Directions under section 1(3) of this Act may include provisions specifying for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(a) above a date or dates later than the passing of this Act.
(3)References in this paragraph to a connection with Hong Kong shall be construed in accordance with Article 2 of the M1Hong Kong (British Nationality) Order 1986.
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