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Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

Section 7: Nationality decision: reasons and review

47.Section 7 repeals the provisions in section 44(2) of the BNA 1981 and corresponding provision in section 1 of the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1990 which exempt the Secretary of State from having to give reasons for granting or refusing applications under the BNA 1981, where these decisions are at his discretion, and which restrict the ability of the courts to review such decisions.

48.This section also repeals section 44(3) of the BNA 1981 since this is made redundant by the other provisions in this section.

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