409. Commonwealth citizens.

From 1 January 1949 to 31 December 19821 the term 'Commonwealth citizen' had the same meaning as 'British subject'2, and included a person who was a citizen of the United Kingdom and colonies3 or of a country mentioned in the relevant provision of the British Nationality Act 1948, 4or who qualified in some other way as a British subject5. The British Nationality Act 1981 introduced a new list of countries whose citizens are Commonwealth citizens6, and the terms 'Commonwealth citizen' and 'British subject' are no longer synonymous7. Since the commencement of the British Nationality Act 1981, 8the following, and

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