REPUBLIC OF MALTA ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Operation of existing law

 

THE REPUBLIC OF MALTA ACT

[Date of Commencement: 13th December, 1974]

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Act 50 of 1975.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Republic of Malta Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "Minister" means the Minister for the time being responsible for external affairs;

   "Parliament" means the Parliament of Jamaica.

3   Operation of existing law

   (1) On and after the 13th day of December, 1974, all existing law, that is to say all law which, whether being a rule of law or a provision of an Act of Parliament or of any other enactment or instrument whatsoever, is in force on that date or has been passed or made before that date and comes into force thereafter, shall, unless and until provision to the contrary is made by Parliament or some other authority having power in that behalf, and subject to the following provisions of this section, have the same operation in relation to the Republic of Malta, and persons and things belonging to or connected with the Republic of Malta, as it would have apart from this subsection if Malta had not become a Republic.

   (2) The Minister may, by order, make such adaptations in any enactment passed before or after 13th day of December, 1974, or in any instrument having effect under any such enactment, as appear to him necessary or expedient in consequence of Malta having become a Republic, and any such order may, though made after the 13th day of December, 1974, be made so as to have effect from that date.

   (3) Every order made under subsection (2) shall be subject to negative resolution.

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