483. The Solomon Islands.

On 7 July 1978 the former Solomon Islands protectorate became an independent Commonwealth country1. Those who before that day were British protected persons by virtue of a connection with the protectorate2 continued to be British protected persons unless on that day they became citizens of the Solomon Islands3, or were then citizens of the United Kingdom and colonies4. If a child was born during the period 7 July 1978 to 6 July 1980, inclusive, to a man5 born in the Solomon Islands who had remained a British protected person, the child was a British protected person if he did