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    Minutes of Meeting: Minutes of Meeting of Finance Committee held Wednesday, 3rd May, 1950
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    Statutory Rules and Orders no. 15 of 1951: Proclamation
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    Imperial Instrument no. 330 of 1951: Dominica (Legislative Concil) (Electoral Provisions) order in council, 1951
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Dominica.


Official


VOL. LXXIV


Gazette.


ublig beb bp Rut orit .

ROSEAU, MONDAY, APRIL 30, 1951.


Government Notices.

Administrator's Office,
16th April, 1951.
His Honour the Administrator has been
pleased to grant the Honourable C. J. L.
DUPIGNY leave of absence as a Member of
the Legislative Council from the 23rd
April to the.9th July, 1951.
967/47


Administrator's Ofice,
23rd April, 1951.
PRESS RELEASE
SUPPLY OFFICERS CONFERENCE
The Confererce of Supply Officers held
under the chairmanship of Professor C. G.
Beasley, C. M. G. ended here yesterday
morning, Saturday, April 21st.
It was attended by Mr. F. A. Bishop,
I. S. 0, Barbados; Mr. G. F. Messervy,
British Guiana; Mr. H. McD. White, Ja-
maica; Mr.A.A. Douglas, Trinidad; Mr. E.
Gittens Knight, M. B. E, Grenada; Mr.
L Cools-Lartigue, St. Lucia; Mr. A. V.
Sprott, St. Vincent; Mr. H. E. Letang;
Dominica; Mr. D. A. Percival, Develop-
ment and Welfare Organisation. Mr. B.
E. Rolfe of the Development and Welfare
Organisation acted as Secretary of the
Conference.
The Conference has found that on the
whole the supply of consumer goods has
been maintained fairly regularly but
shortages have recently appeared in the
supply of a number of commodities includ-
ing caustic soda, sulphuric acid, zinc and
73gj plate and other metal products.


7/1o


No. 22


Special examination was made of the
difficult problems arising from the rapid
increase in prices of certain texile goods
particularly in those types which were in
most demand amongst the lower income
groups.
The Conference welcomed the recent
liberalisation of trade with Canada and
U.S.A. and found that the recent revision
of the token imports scheme had already
produced good results. Ways and means
were discussed of removing a few minor
difficulties of an administrative nature
which had arisen in connection with this
scheme. It was hoped that there might
shortly be further moderate extensions of
this trade.
The Conference also discussed methods
by which controls by license could be
released over a considerable range of
goods from soft currency areas.
Office of the Comptroller for Devolop.
ment and Welfare,
Hastings House,
St. Michael 18,
BARBADOS.
21st April, 1951.
C 43/51
Administrator's Office,
25th April, 1951.
NOTICE.
His Honour the Acting Administrator
has been pleased by virtue of the power
conferred upon him by Rule 16 of the
Botanical Gardens Rules, 1932 to authorise
the Dominica Amateur Sports Association
to rope off or otherwise enclose or define
in any manner to the satisfaction of the
Agricultural Superintendent that portion
of the Botanical Gardens comprising the









97 OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY APRIL 30, 1951.


pavilion and the Main Lawn, or any part
thereof, and the immediate adjoining por-
tions of the said Botanical Gardens and to
erect Stands and the provision of seating
accommodation in the space so enclosed or
defined as well as to charge, collect and
retain fees to be paid in respect of seats
within such space and admission to such
space for attendance at the series (f
cricket matches which will constitute the
Cork Cup Cricket Tournament for the
year 1951 at the following rates :-
Standing space (admission by way
of Emeall Gate) 12 cents per day
Seat on Open Stand 24 cents per day
Seat on Bench or Chair
(including Private Chairs)
in any portion of grounds
reserved for spectators
except Stands and Pavilion 48 cents per day
SEASON TICKETS.
Reserved Bench or Chair $3.00 per seat
Supporters Stand $5.00 per seat
For children under 12
years of age Half the above
rates.
VENDORS' PERMITS.
Stalls (Light Refreshments
only) $15.00
Peanut and Chicklet Vendors 2.00
By Order,
L. ACHILLE PINARD,
Acting Government Secretary.
292/51
Treasury,
Dominica.
NOTICE TO MARINERS.

IT has been brought to the attention of
the Shipping Master that Schooners and
small craft operating in the Caribbean do
not in all cases observe the lighting regu-
lations for ships at sea and navigate with-
out port and starboard lights.
Masters of local shipping are warned
that the practice of navigating at night
without the prescribed lights is highly
dangerous as well as an infringement of
the international navigation code.
W. H. SWEEPING,
Shipping Master.
6th April, 1951.
400/51
Administrator's Ofice,
20th April, 1951
THE Minutes of a Meeting of the
Finance Committee held on Wednesday,
3rd May, 1950, is published with this
issue of the Official Gazette for general
information.
336/47.

Administrator's Office,
20th April, 1951.
THE following Statutory Rules and
Orders is circulated with and forms part
of this Gazette:-
No. 15 of 1951. A Proclamation.


Administrator's Office,
30th April, 1951.
THE following Imperial Instrument is
circulated with and forms part of this
Gazette: -
No. 330 of 1951. The Dominica (Legis-
lative Council) IElectoral Provisions)
order in council. 1951.


The Grammar School.
27th April 1951.
Tle Dominica Grammar School will re.
open on Tuesday. May 8th at 9 a. m
VICTOR A. A. ARCHER
Headmaster.
1316/47

NOTICE
Post of Assistant Superintendent
of Public Works, St. Vincent, B.W.I.
Applications are invited for the vacant
post of Assistant Superintendent of Public
Works, St. Vincent. B.W.I.
The salary of the post is in the scale
$1,920 per annum rising by annual incre-
ments of $96 to $2,400 per annum The
post is pensionable. A cost of living
allowancee at the rate of $190.20 per
annum, or at such other rate as may be
prescribed from time to time, is payable.
A transport allowance at the rate of $480
per annum, to which a temporary in-
crease of 33i % has been added, is also paid.
Applicants should have a working
knowledge of the planning, estimating,
setting out and construction of buildings.
bridges, roads and waterworks and their
maintenance.
Previous experience in a Public Works
Department or with a reputable firm of
contractors and experience in the field
organisation of works and labour will be
taken into account.
Applications must be addressed to the
Administrator, Government Office, St.
Vincent, B. W. I., and should reach not
later than 15th May, 1951.
Each applicant should state how soon it
would be possible for him, if selected to
take up appointment.
Government Office.
St. Vincent, B.W.I.
31st March, 1951.


NOTICE.
Trade Marks Office,
Dominica,
9th April, 1951
AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY
of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, State
of New York, United States of America
have applied for the registration of one
trade mark consisting of the following
word,










OFFICIAL GAZETTE, MONDAY APRIL 30, 1951.


in Class III. that is tosay. VaccinPs.
serums, bacillus culture biological.
extracts, antiboitics, anit,)xins, schick
test, epinephrine. sulfapyrdine. sulfanila-
mide, sulfathiazole, suifaguanidine. sulfa-
diazine, and all other sulfonamides
hydrochloride, solutions, thromboplastin,
tuberculin, xointments, vaccine virus,
digitalis, tinctures, antigens, thyroid
preparations, bacelus acidophilus milk,
liver extracts, suppositories, anthrax
profiglaxis, medicinal and pharmaceutical
preparations and drugs for use in t-eatin.
humans and animals.


The Applicants claim not to have used
the said trade mark in respect of the said
goods in Dominiea before the 15th day of
March, 1!50.
Any person may within three months
from the late of the fir-t appearance of this
advertisement in the Doni.ihidfa Official'
(;;zet.te give notice, in duplicate, at the
Trade Maks Offime. Dominica, of opposi-
tion to the registration of the sail Trade
Mark.

A. B MARIE.
Ar lin Repistrar of Trade M1Jr(ik
Agent:-Cliflon Alexander Herriot Dupigny
Roseau,
Dominica


COLONY OF DOMINICA.
------o------
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT.
REGISTRY OF TITLES. ISLAND OF DUOAINICA.
Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings there,n, and Caveats, for the
week ending the 31st day of March. 1951.


Date of Request.


Person Presenting.


Nature of Reanest, whether for Certificate
of Title or Noting thereon, or Caveat.


Request dated Alfonso Royer Hequest for the issue of a First Certificate
97th March, 1951, by his Solicitor of Title (with plan attached) in respect of
Presented F. 0. C Harris a piece of land with a building thereon
27th March, 1951, situate at Cork Street in the Town of
at 11.50 a in IRosoau, containing i158 square feet and
bounded as follows:-Nrth-Easterly by land of I A. Pelner: North-Westerly by land of
h'-irs of H. D. Watt; Sooth-Easterly by C >rk Street and S.uth Westerly by lands of Mrs. J.
Dyette and Alice Pinard.

Reuistrar's Office, T. A BOYD,
Roseau. Registrar of titles.
19th April, 1951.
NOT;E -Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certificate of Title on the above
application may enter a Caveat in the above office within two weeks from the date of the first
appearance of the above Schedule in the Official Gazette and the Dominica Chronicle
newspaper published in this Island.


COLONY OF DOMINICA.
__ 0--
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT.
REGISTRY OF TITLES ISLAND OF DOMINICA.
Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings thereon, and Caveats, for
the week ending the 14th day of April. 195t.


Date of Request


Person Presenting.


Nature of Request, whether for Certificate
of Title or Noting thereon or Caveat.


Request dated Victor Lebrun Ducreay R quest for the issue of a First Certificate
.3d April, 1951, by his Solicitor of 'li le (with plan attached) in respect of
Presented Clifton A. H. Dupigny a lot of land situate at the corner of Upper
9th April, 1951, Lane and River Street in the Town o
at 2.45 p.m. Roseau, containing 4,019 square feet and
bounded as follows :- North-Easterly by Upper Lane and land of Mary Lewis; North-Wester-
ly by River Street; S)urh-Easterly by Government land (Grammar School) and land of Mary
Lewis and South-Westerly by Government land.
Registrar's Office, A. B. MARIE,
Roseau, Acting Regestrar of Titles.
12th April, 1951.
NOTE.-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certificate of Title on the above
application may enter a Caveat in the above office within two weeks from the date of the first
appearance of the above Schedule in the Official Gazette and the Dominica Chronicle news-
paper published in this Island.

DOMINICA.
Printed at the BULLETIN OFFICI, Roseau, by G. A. JAMES -By Authority







DOMINICA.


Minutes of Meeting of Finance

Committee.

AT a meeting of the Finance Committee held at10.45 a.m. on
Wednesday, 3rd May, 1950, in the Administrator's Office.
Present: :
His Honour E.P. ARROWSMITH, Administrator, Chairman
The Honourable C. A. HARNEY, Cro-wn Attorney,
,, A. D. BOYD, Acting Financial Secretary.
,, ,, ARTHUR PEMBERTON,
,, ,, G. AUSTIi WINSTON,
,, T. M. BERTRAND,
S C. J. L. DUPIGNY,
.. ,, J. 0. AIRD,
,, ,, H. D. SHILLINGFORD, C.B E.
Absent :-
The Honourable C.. A. H. DUPIGNY,
,, Mrs. ELMA NAPIER (On leave).
Confirmation of Minutes.
The minutes, of the meeting held on Wednesday, 12th April,
1950, were read and confirmed.
Surveying.
Mr. Winston said- that with regard-to the survey of the Gene-
va Estate by Mr, Winski, he was under the impression that Mr.
Winski was to be the last word in any survey dispute and in these
circumstances should not take on work for private individuals.
His Ionour held the view that a difficult survey should be
taken on by the best man. It was pointed out that the Director
of Works was Surveyor General and thl last word on survey
matters.
Advisory Committees of the Legislative Council.
His Honour asked members whether they had studied His
Excellency's speech and whether they wished to discuss the re-
commendations.
Mr. Shillingford said that he was not at the last meeting and
did riot know that the matter would have been discussed at this
meeting. He felt in view of the coming constitution that Finance
Conimittee would be abolished and that' more -select Committees
should come about, as the present system was not working satis-
factorily.







(Mr. C.A.H. Dupigny came in and took his seat.)
Mr. Winston observed that the Legislature should have more
direct knowledge of what happened in Departments and said that
would tend for a better conception of Government Policy. He
held that with such a system one would go to meetings of the
Legislature with more settled convictions.
Mr. C.A.H. Dupigny foresaw difficulties such as recommenda-
tions by these select committees being turned down by the Legis-
lature and remarked that hybrids could not last very long.
His Honour suggested that the elected members get together
and discuss His Excellency's recommendations so that the matter
could be taken at the next meeting.
Mr. Aird remarked that it was better to split up into select
committees and far more work would be done that way.
Meteorological Service.
His Honour laid before the Committee a circular despatch
from the Secretary of State in connection with the British West
Indian Meteorological Services.
The Committee was prepared to consider the matter when
they knew more clearly what the position was with regard to an
Air Service.
His Honour explained the position of the plane service and
told members of the efforts being made to have Dominica connect-
ed by Air. His Honour promised to condense the despatch for
the information of members.
Imperial War Graves.
The Committee approved of a supplementary vote of $115.98
to meet this Coiony's share of the estimated expenditure for the
financial year 1950/51.
Special Warrant to cover cost of Import Duty.
The Acting Financial Secretary read a letter from Mr. F.O.C.
Harris stating that his client, Mrs. Josephine Gabriel, did not ad-
mit any legal obligations for a debt of $171.69 claimed by the
Treasury in respect of Duty on Aerated Drinks over refunded.
Discussion ensued.
It was decided that a test case should be made of the matter
and the Committee advised that Mrs. Josephine Gabriel should
be sued for the amount.
Special Warrant Surgical Appliances.
The Committee approved of a Supplementary Vote of $1,454.76
to meet expenditure under Head X (1) Sub-head 5. Surgical
Appliances. (Compensatory savings quoted.)
Acting Allowance to Dr. Bastyra.
His Honour read a minute from the Senior Medical Officer
suggesting an allowance of 100 p.a. as remuneration to District
Medical Officers when supervising another district in conjunction
with their own.
The Committee agreed.







Colihaut Clinic
Mr. Shillingford complained that Colihaut was not being
served by the Doctor. He said that it was customary for the
Doctor to visit there once a fortnight.
His Honour promised to go into the matter.
The Committee agreed.
La Plaine Medical Service.
Mr C.A.H. Dupigny took up the case of the La Plaine district
and asked that a serious effort be made to fill the post. He pointed
out that Dominica would have doctors qualifying within a few
months and now was the time to build the La Plaine Medical dis-
trict.
The Committee suggested that the District should be incor-
porated with that of the Grandbay district and the salary of the
District Medical Officer for Grandbay adjusted.
Revision of Subsistence Allowance.
A memorandum on the revision of subsistence allowances pre-
pared at the request of His Excellency the Governor by the Prin-
cipal Auditor was considered.
Discussion followed.
The matter was deferred until such time as His Honour could
confirm certain figures.
Youth training centre in Trinidad.
His Honour informed members of a note on the Youth Train-
ing Centre in Trinidad prepared by Miss D. Ibberson, C.B.E., and
promised to circulate copies to members.
Mr. C. A. H, Dupigny was of the opinion that if any money
was to be spent, it should be on boys between the ages of 4 -16.
Agricultural School.
His Honour explained to members the views of Mr. Clay, the
Agricultural Adviser to the Secretary of State in connection with
the local Agricultural School, and his suggestion for the Agricul_
tural Centres to be used as training centres.
Members were unanimous in their protest against this sugges-
tion.
Storage Space Customs.
Tihe question of petrol storage was discussed. The Acting
Financial Secretary pointed out that rum stored in town was a
considerable fire risk.
Mr. Shillingford mentioned that the floors of Rum and Gaso-
lene Depots should not be concreted.
The possibility of erecting a large store-room at Goodwill to
take both petrol and rum was discussed, and it was felt that in-
asmuch as Gasolene and Rum paid warehouse rent it should be
possible to make out a case for the purpose of obtaining the neces-
sary funds.








Free Medical Attendance for Police.
A minute from the Acting Superintendent of Police on the
subject of free medical attendance for ocular and dental treat-
ment was considered.'
The Committee agreed to free extractions and free porcelain
fillings for the Police.
25th Anniversary of St Vincent Legislature.
An invitation for a representative of the Legislature to attend
the 25th Anniversary of elected representation on the St. Vincent
Legislature was considered.
The Committee decided that it would not be possible to send
a representative and asked His Honour to convey to the St. Vin-
cent Legislature greetings on their 25th Anniversary.
Water Service .. .. .
Mr. C.A.H. Dupigny suggested to His Honour that Mr. Gor-
don, the EngirieeringAdviser, should meet Finance Committee for
the purpose of discussing thle water service for Roseau., He also
mentioned the need of a sewer"systetn for the wh'oleof Roseau.
Mr. Winston spoke of the congestion of the village of Pointe
Michel and his fear in the event of a fire,. He asked that Pointe
Michel be given at least a 2"'pipe water service.
Supply Office.
Mr. C.A.H. Dupigny referred to Gazette Notice of the 17th
April, 1950, which stated that the Supply Office had passed on the
distribution'of Rice and codfish td certain merchants. He stated
that it was unjust that half a dozen merchants should have a
monopoly on certain products 'and asked tht these products be
handled in'on6 or two ways. Either place them on the open list,
or let the Supply Office do the'distribution.
's His Hoobur explained that it was not possible to place these
products on the open list as they were in short Supply and the pro-
ducers would notf deal with individual importers.! He said that
the object of the notice was td prevent the present scrimmage
which occurred on the arriral'of each shipment of these products.
Mr, Winston stated that the Supply Office sold 'acask of Cod-
fish to the distributor at $123, who in turn sold it to the other
merchants at $137.1 He asked Hig Honour to ascertain the amount
of codfish, received during the past two months and how they
were distributedd: '-
His Honour informed members that Mr. Stollmeyer, the Trade
Commissioner for the West Indies was calling for tenders for
flour in an effort to reduce the cost. ,,
Adjournment.
The Committee then adjourned, sine die..
D. K. BURTON,
Clerk, of Council.
Confirmed this 17th day of May, 1950.
E. P. ARROWSMITH,
Administrator.








1951. DOMINICA (LEGISLATIVE SR() 15 A 21
COUNCIL) (ELECTORAL
PROVISIONS)





DOMINICA

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS
NO. 15 QF 1951.

[Gazetted 30th April, 19511
BY THE GOVERNOR.
A PROCLAMATION.
R. D. H. AkUNDELL,
Governor.
WHEREAS by Letters Patent constituting the Office
of Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Windward
Islands, comprising the Islands of Grenada, Saint Vin-
cent, Saint Lucia and Dominica, and their Dependencies,
bearing date the 13th day of November, 1936, as
amended by Letters Patent bearing date the 25th day
of December, 1939, and the 11th day of May, 1945, it is
provided that there shall be a Legislative Council for
the Colony of Dominica constituted in such manner and
consisting of such persons and having such powers as
are directed by any Order or Orders in His Majesty's
Privy Council :
AND WHEREAS by the Dominica Orders in Coun-
cil, 1939 and 1949 provision is made for the constitution
of a Legislative Council for the Colony of Dominica:
ANJ WHEREAS by an Order in Council bearing
date the 27th day of-February, 1951, His Majesty the
King was pleased to empower the Legislative Council of
the Colony of Dominica to make other provision for the
constitution of a Legislative Council for the Colony of
Dominica:









A 22 1951 DOMINICA (LEGISLATIVE SRO 15
COUNCIL) ( ELECTORAL
PROVISIONS)

AND WHEREAS by section 1 of the said Order it
is provided that the said Order may be cited as the
Dominica (Legislative Council) (Electoral Provisions)
Order in Council, 1951, and that it shall come into opera-
tion on a date to be appointed by the Governor and
Commander-in-Chief of the Windward Islands by Pro-
clamation in the Dominica Official Gazette:
AND WHEREAS it is expedient that the said Order
shall come into operation on the 25th day of April, 1951.
I DO THEREFORE proclaim and notify that the
Dominica (Leislative Council) (Electoral Provisions)
Order in Council, 1951, shall come into operation on the
25th day of April, 1951.
GIVEN under my hand and the Public Seal of the
Colony of Dominica at Government House this
7th day of April, 1951, and in the Fifteenth
Year of the Reign of His Majesty King
GEORGE'THE SIXTH.
GOD SAVE THE KING.
















DOMINICA.
Printed at the Bulletin Office, Roseau, by G. ALPHONSUS JAMES,,
By Authority.
I Price 2d.1










1951. ORDER IN COUNCIL I. I. 330 B I
(ELECTORAL PROVISIONS)





DOMINICA
IMPERIAL INSTRUMENT NO. 330 OF 1951
THE DOMINICA (LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL)
(ELECTORAL PROVISIONS) ORDER IN
COUNCIL, 1951.
Made ..... 27th February, 1951
Coming into Operation On a day to be appointed
by the Governor by Pro-
clamation in the Dominica
Official Gazette.
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 27th day
of February, 1951.
Present,
The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council
Whereas by Letters Patent constituting the Office
of Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Windward
Islands, comprising the Islands of Grenada, Saint Vin-
cent. Saint Lucia and Dominica, and their Dependencies,
bearing date the Thirteenth day of November, 1936 (a)
as amended by Letters Patent bearing date the Twenty-
eighth day of December, 1939, and the Eleventh day of
May, 1945 (b), it is provided that there shall be a Legis-
lative Courcil for the Colony of Dominica constituted in
such manner and consisting of such persons and having
such powers as are directed by any Order or Orders in
His Majesty's Privy Council:
And Whereas by the Dominica Orders in Council,
1939 and 1949 (c) (hereinafter called the existing
Orders "), provisions is made for the constitution of a
Legislative Council for the Colony of Dominica:
(a) S. R. & 0. 1936, p. 3687.
(b) S. R. & 0. 1939, p. 3601, and S. R. & 0. 1945, p. 1428.
(c) S. R & 0. 1939 (No. 1896), p. 658, and S. I. 1949
(No. 1840) I, p. 4740.










B 2 1951. ORDER IN COUNCIL I. 1. 330
(ELECTORAL PROVISIONS)

And Whereas it is proposed that other provision
should be made for the constitution of a Legislative
Council for the Colony of Dominica (hereinafter called
the proposed Legislative Coincil") :
SAnd Whereas it is expedient, for the avoidance of
delay, that the Legislature of the Colony of Dominica
should be empowered to make provision, by law made
under the existing Orders, for the el.:tion ef members
to the proposed Legislative Council, notwithstanding
that the sime has not yet been constituted by O)rder of
His Majesty in Council:
Now, therefore, His Majesty, by virtue and in
exercise of the powers vested in Him by the Dominica
Act, 1938 (d), and all other pwvers e, abiing Him in
that behalf, is pleased, by and with the advice of His
Privy Council, to order, and i. is h reby ordered, as
follows :-
Short title 1. This Order may be cited as the Dominica (Legis-
and cor- native Council) (Electoral Provisions) Order in Council,
mencement 1951, and shall come into operation on a date to be ap-
pointed by the Governor and Commander-in-Chief of
the Windward Islands by Pr,.ciamation in the Dominica
Official Gazette.
Provision 2. Provision may be made, by or in pursuance of
for elerion any law enacted under the existing Orders, for the elec-
of members existing Orders,
to ihe pro- tion of members to the proposed Legislative Council,
native Couincluding (with ut p eiudice to the generality of the
cil. foregoing power) the following matters, that is to say:-
(a) the qualifications and disqualifications of elec-
tors;
(b) the registration of electors;
(c) the ascertainment of the qualifications of per-
sons who submit themselves for election;
(d) the division of the Colony of Dominica or any
part thereof into electoral districts for the pur-
pose of elections ; and the division of electoral
districts into polling divisions;
(e) the holding of elections :
(f) the determination of all questions which may
(d) 1 & 2 Geo. 6. c 10.










1951. ORD' R IN COUNCIL I. I. 330 B 3
(ELECTORAL PROVISIONS)

arise as to the right of any person to be or to
remain an elected member of the proposed
Legislative Council;
(g) the definition and trial of offences relating to
elections and the impositions of penalties there-
for, including disqualification for membership
of the proposed Legislative Council. or for
regis ration as an elector, or for voting at elec-
tions, of any person concerned in any such
off-nce; and
(h) the disqualification for election as members of
the proposed Legislative Council of persons
holding, or acting in, any office the functions
of which involve any responsibility for, or in
connection with, the conduct of any election or
the compilation or revision of any electoral
register :
Provided that no election of members to the pro-
posed Legislative Council shall be held under any such
law until provision shall have been made by Order of
His Majesty in Council for the establishmentoef the
proposed Legislative Council, and that provision shall
have come into operation.
3. His Majesty hereby reserves to Himself, His Power to
Heirs, and Successors, power, with the advice of His or revoke or
amend this
Their Privy Council, to revoke, add to or amend this Order.
Order, as to Him or Them shall seem fit.
E. C. E. LEADBITTER.


EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This Note is not part of the Order, but is intended
to indicate its general purport).
It is essential, in order that the new Dominica con-
stitution should be brought into force as early as possi-
ble this year, that provisions for elections to the new










1951.


ORDER IN COUNCIL
(ELECTORAL PROVISIONS)


I. 330


Legislature should be made by local legislation very
shortly. It would not, however, be constitutionally
proper that such legislation should be enacted by the
existing Dominica Legislature in advance of the new
constitutional instruments without special enabling pro-
vision made by Order in Council. This Order makes
the necessary provision and gives the required powers
to the existing Legislature.

































DOMINICA.
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