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a person who has the right to be considered legally a British citizen (by virtue of the birth of a parent or grandparent)

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It established the British government's complete control over the immigration of people, without a close connection to the United Kingdom by either birth or descent, who were referred to as "non-patrials" in the 1971 Act.(43) Under the 1971 Act, patrials had the right to abode in the United Kingdom, whereas non-patrials did not.(44) Additionally, the 1971 Act replaced the voucher with a temporary work permit, which, unlike the voucher, did not carry the right of permanent residence.(45)