1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Operation of existing law


[Date of Commencement: 24th October, 1964]

Act 20 of 1965.

1   Short title

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   This Act may be cited as the Zambia Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "commencement of this Act" means 24th October, 1964;

   "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 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 the date of such commencement 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 Zambia, and persons and things belonging to or connected with Zambia, as it would have apart from this subsection if on that date Northern Rhodesia had been renamed Zambia but there had been no change in its status.

   (2) The Minister may, by order, make such adaptations in any enactment passed before or after the date of 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 the change in the status of Northern Rhodesia on that date, 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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