478. Acquisition by birth: statelessness.

478.     Acquisition by birth: statelessness.

Only persons who would otherwise have no other citizenship or nationality can become British subjects by birth. A person born in the United Kingdom or a British overseas territory1 on or after 1 January 19832, who would otherwise be born stateless, is a British subject if at the time of his birth his father or mother3 was a British subject4, unless he is born a British citizen5, a British overseas territories citizen6 or a British overseas citizen7 because one of his parents has