SINGAPORE ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Operation of existing law

 

THE SINGAPORE ACT

[Date of Commencement: 9th August, 1965]

Act 28 of 1967.

1   Short title

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   This Act may be cited as the Singapore Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires "commencement of this Act" means 9th August, 1965;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for external affairs;

   "Parliament" means the Parliament of Jamaica.

3   Operation of existing law

   (1) On and after the commencement of this Act, 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, was in force on the date of such commencement or was passed or made before that date and came 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 Singapore and persons and things belonging to or connected with Singapore as it would have apart from this subsection if Her Majesty's sovereignty and jurisdiction in respect of Singapore had not been relinquished.

   (2) The Minister may, by order, make such adaptations in any enactment passed before or after the commencement of this Act, or in any instrument having effect under any such enactment, as appear to him necessary or expedient in consequence of Singapore's having become an independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth; and any such order may, though made after the commencement of this Act, be made so as to have effect from the date of such commencement.

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

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