British Overseas Territories Act 2002

DescentE+W+S+N.I.

2(1)Section 2 of that Act (acquisition by descent) is amended as follows; but nothing in this paragraph affects the operation of that section in relation to persons born before the commencement of this Schedule.

(2)In subsection (1) (birth outside the United Kingdom)—

(a)after the first “outside the United Kingdom” insert “ and the qualifying territories ”,

(b)in paragraph (b), after “outside the United Kingdom” insert “ and the qualifying territories ” and after “in the United Kingdom” insert “ or a qualifying territory ”, and

(c)in paragraph (c), after “outside the United Kingdom” insert “ and the qualifying territories ”.

(3)In subsection (2)(a) (Crown service under the government of the United Kingdom), after “United Kingdom” insert “ or of a qualifying territory ”.

(4)In subsection (3) (services associated with the government of the United Kingdom)—

(a)after the first “United Kingdom” insert “ and the qualifying territories ”, and

(b)after the second “United Kingdom” insert “ or in a qualifying territory ”.