408. British protected persons.

408.     British protected persons.

The status of British protected person1 arose as a result of the government of the United Kingdom exercising some form of administration or control over territories which were not colonies or otherwise part of the Crown's dominions2. Although there are no longer any such territories, some persons have retained British protected person status; nobody is now eligible to acquire it save certain persons with a British protected person parent who would otherwise be stateless3.

British protected persons are not aliens4; they have no right of abode in the