Immigration – Citizenship. Court of Session: In judicial review proceedings challenging the Home Secretary's refusal of the petitioner's application for registration as a British Citizen pursuant to s 4C of the British Nationality Act 1981, the court considered that counsel for the respondent's construction was to be preferred as regards the correct legal meaning to be applied to s 4C, which he submitted by its explicit terms extended only to those persons who would by operation of law have become British subjects or citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies without the need for registration.