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SAIN~I VIN(_jkjNTI


GOVERNMENT


GAZEITE


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Vol.. 83.] SAINT VINCE1NT, TUESDAY, 11 JULY, 1950. [No. 35.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.

No. 333.
RETURN OF GOVERNOR TO GRENADA.
With reference to Government Notice No. 278 of 13th June, 1950, His.
Excellency the Governor returned to Grenada on 4th July, 1950.
11th July, 1950.
(A. 2/1950).

No. 334.
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
A meeting of the Legislative Council will be held in the Council Chamber,
Kingstown, on Monday, 17th July, 1950, at 10 a.m.
The "Orders of the lay" of this meeting is published as a supplement td
this issue of the Gazette.
A cordial invitation to attend is extended to the general public.
11th July, 1950.
(A, 1/1949).


No. 335.
HURRICANE NOTICES.
PRELIMINARY NOTE.
At the direction of the Central Hurri-
cane Committee a brochure is in course
of preparation containing :
(1) detailed arrangements for warn-
ings in the event of the approach of hur-
ricanes and concerning the organisation
of hurricane relief;
(2) nominal roll of Hurricane Com-
mittees;
(3) information on the relationship of


Cnrtral Coirhittees to District Commit-
tees;
(4) supply Services;'
(5) protection and Reserve Services;
(6) shipping arrangements,
and a number of other directions and ar-
rangements which will become operative
in St. Vincent and the St. Vincent Gren-
adines in the event of storm warning
and if hurricanes materialise.
Pending completion, publication, dis-
tribution and sale of this brochure, the
customary Notices are meanwhile being
published hereunder for information and
guidance.


3r81 72-98

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184 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 JULY, 1950.-(No. 35).


It is hereby notified for general ing paragraphs; they are to be ready to
information that in the event of a organise relief work with the Medical
hurricane threatening or approaching Department, to disseminate all informa-
the Island, the following warning will tion; to make arrangements for food sup-
be given:- plies; to make arrangements for centres
WARNING THAT A HURHICANE ,S for first aid for the injured, for housing
THREATENED. and feeding the poor and for transport.


Day or Night.
Church bells in towns and villages will
.ring for one period of three minutes.
HURRICANE APPROACHING THE
ISLAND.
Day or Night.
Church bells in towns and villages will
ring for two periods of three minutes
with an interval of 10 minutes.
4lote:-In order to avoid confusion the
time of commencement of ringing
the bells is to be taken from the
Church nearest to the Police Station
in each town or village.
FOR SHIPPING IN KINGSTOWN
HARBOUR.
Day.
A white flag with a black centre will
be flown from the Police Barracks.
Day or Night.
A siren will be blown from the Police
Barracks.
11th July, 1950.
(W. 25/1949).

No. 336.
LAND ARRANGEMENTS.
I.--ANNUAL.
'Non-Commissioned Officers in charge
of Police Stations throughout the
parishes outside of Kingstown are Hur-
ricane Relief Officers. They are to be
in constant touch with the District
Committees and must render them
useful service in hurricane condi-
tions. They are to keep a list of local
Justices of the Peace and of persons
who may suitably be enrolled as Special
Constables should the necessity arise.
II.-HURRICANE WARNINGS.
The Cable and Wireless Company Ltd.
gives priority to hurricane warnings, and
communicates them at once to the Ad-
ministrator and to the Government Sec-
retary who will then notify the Colonial
Treasurer and the Superintendent of
Police.
On receipt of such a warning the
Government Secretary also informs all
other Heads of Departments, and the
Superintendent of Police immediately re-
lays such warning to Non-Commissioned
Officers in charge of Police Stations.
From the time a hurricane warning
is received, the Hurricane Relief Com-
mittees are to take charge generally of
the Districts. They will at once get in
touch with the Police in their Districts
and the officers mentioned in the follow-


III.-ACTION TO BE TAKEN AFTER WARNINa
ISSUED.
The Superintendent of Police will
warn all Non-Commissioned Officers in
charge of Police Stations, and they in
turn warn inhabitants, ships in the har-
bour, &c.
All Departments will batten down and
secure loose stores.
The Superintendent of Public Works
will get in touch with Road Overseers
and they and the drivers and gangs will
be on the alert.
The Superintendent of Telephones
will. get in touch with all linesmen, and_
arrange with all Exchanges for the
discrimination of warnings.
IV.-AFTER THE HURRICANE.
After the hurricane is over, the Re-
lief Committees will decide on what
buildings can be used as first aid sta-
tions and for housing and feeding des-
titute.
Relief Committees will arrange in con-
junction with District Medical Officers
for transport of injured to first aid sta-
tions.
Relief Committees will arrange to
shelter the homeless and for their feed-
ing.
Relief Committees will issue food (if
they have taken charge of local supplies),
to first aid stations on demand by Dis-
trict Medical Officers.
V.-AcTION IN KINGSTOWN.
In Kingstown all action, as indicated
above, will be carried on by the
Kingstown District Committee, save
that the Treasurer, the Controller of Sup-
plies the Superintendent of Agriculture
and the Labour Commissioner will be in
charge of food supplies, and the Superin-
tendent of Police will be in charge of the
collection and protection of the homeless.
VI.-ST. VINCENT GRENADINES.
The District Officer, St. Vincent Gren-
adines and/or the individual Relief
Committees will take any necessary
action in the islands in hurricane con-
ditions.
VII.-RETURNS.
The Colonial Treasurer, the Senior
Medical and Health Officer, the Super-
intendent of Police and the Superin-
tendent of Public Works will render a
return annually to the Administrator
on the 1st July to the effect that their
preparations with regard to hurricane
arrangements are up to date and in
order.
l1th July,-1950.
(W. 25/1949).













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 JULY, 1950.-(No. 35).


No. 337,
HURRICANE RELIEF COMMITTEES.

A. In the event of a hurricane visiting this Island it is essential that the
relief work be inaugurated at once. The Central Hurricane Committee is
composed of:-
His Honour the Administrator, Chairman,
Hon'ble Colonial Treasurer,
Controller of Supplies,
The Venerable Archdeacon R. S. Maxwell,
Rev. Ernest MHigman,
Rev. Father Dr. Gualbert van der Plas, O.S.B., P.P.
A. G. Hazell, Esquire.
A. C. Cyrus, Esquire.
Secretary, Mr. H. H. Williams, Senior Clerk, Government
Office.


B. The District Committees are as follows:-
Rev.
CHATEAUBELAIR DISTRICT embrac- J. P
ing Chateaubelair, Rose Bank, Trou- J. A.
maca, Westwood, Rose Hall Clair

BARROUALLIE DISTRICT embracing Revd
Cumberland, Spring, Wallilabou, Peters Reve
Hope and Mt. Wynne G. i
) The
Revc
LAYOU DISTRICT embracing Layou, H. E
Vermont, Francois, Clare Valley, Du- J. P
bois, Chauncey, Questelles, Lowmans, Lang
Camden Park Cyri
S The
KINGSTOWN DISTRICT embracing
Kingstown, Sion Hill, Arnos Vale, Hon
Edinboro, Bowood, &c. Hon
C. I
Stan

CALLIAQUA DISTRICT embracing Cal- Cliv
liaqua, Belair, Stubbs, Gomea Errc
A. C
Johi
) J. D
MESOPOTAMIA DISTRICT embracing W.
Mesopotamia, Richland Park, Hope- A. I
well, Enhams, Evesham Miss
The
COLONARIE DISTRICT embracing Co->
lonarie, Friendly Village, Biabou, Hon
Bridgetown, Greggs, Lowmans, New C. 1
Adelphi, Diamond, Lauders, &c. Cap
Rev
GEORGETOWN DISTRICT (from Dry Per(
River going South tc Colnnarie G.
Boundary) R. I
J. E


GEORGETOWN DISTRIC'I (from
River going North to Yancy)


UNION ISLAND


Dry


W.
Law
Ern
The

Jose
Prir
Syd

Cyr:
Clai
Dav


BEQUIA


T. J. Furley, Chairman,
providence, Esquire,
Tucker, Esquire, J.P.,
monte Providence, Esquire.

. I. H. Vincent, Chairman,
!nue Officer, Barrouallie,
I. Sandy, Esquire,
District Nurse.
I. F. B. Jones, Chairman,
SA. Daisley, Esquire,
unnett, Esquire,
;ley Punnett, Esq.
1 Velox, Esquire.
Chairman of the Kingstown
Board, Chairman,
'ble O. D. Brisbane,
'ble S. G. DeFreitas,
lute, Esquire,
iley deFreitas, Esquire,
M.A. (Oxon.), Chairman,
e Williams, Esquire,
1 Rooks, Esquire,
. Nanton, Esquire, J.P.,
n A. Dougan, Esquire.
. Punnett, Esquire, Chairman,
Davis, Esquire,
3. Drayton, Esquire, J.P.,
SUrsula DaCosta,
District Nurse.

'ble W. Hadley, J.P., Chairman,
I. Leys, Esquire
t. Alban DaSantos, J.P.,
d. Arthur Howarth, Chairman,
cy Stephens, Esquire, J.P.,
V. Ballantyne, Esquire, J.P.,
j. Otway, Esquire,
;verard Richards, Esq., J.P.
H. Barnard, Esquire, Chairman,.
rence Jackson, Esquire,
est Punnett, Esq.
.District Officer, St. Vincent
Grenadines, Chairman,
ph Alves, Esquire, J.P.
Ice Clouden, Esq.
ney McIntosh, Esq., J.P.
Chairman,
il McIntosh, Esquire,
ude Hazell, Esquire,
son Wallace, Esquire.













18-6- -S1A-INl' VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 JULY, 1950.-(No. 35).


M. H. Denton, Esquire (Senior
... Agricultural Officer) Chairman,
Mrs. Theresa Antrobus,
faawrehce Breretoi, Esquire.
Whitfield de Roche, Esq.
The Proprietor of Mayreau (or his
Agent), Chairman,
The Head Teacher, Govt. School,
Mayreau.


NOTE:-The other Grenadines will be dealt with from St. Vincent.


..0. The following is a summary -of where they
the instructions issued to the Commit- stable on p
tees. them to the
1. In the event of a hurricane strik- pital as the
Ing this Islakid the Chairman of each wounded wil
District Committee will act at once with- at first aid s
out further' 6rders:.pr. instructions and Central ki
Inaugurate such immediate relief work in each distr
as he considers the exigencies of the diate demand
situation demand. inclusive of a tempor- 3. Should
ary hospital. and first aid stations. He that commu:
will immediately.summon his Committee Chairman is
and collect the following information:- of the Comm
(a) Number of persons killed. initiative an
seriouslyy wounded, clear the roa
slightly wounded; requir- such times a,
i 'pg medical attention. the Chairmar
(b) o0f6persons destitute. In this eve
(c) ,, of houses totally des- mittee will s
troyed. to the Comm
,, partially destroyed and to (f), trans
unfit for habitation. possible to t
(d) What food is required immedi- mittee.
ately. 4. The fir
(e) What clothes are required imme- to see that
diately. so that comn
(f) What medical stores are required lashed.t com
immediately.
2. When possible the seriously wound- 11th July, 1I
.ed will be transferred into Kingstown (W. 25/1949).


SNo. 338.


APPOINTMENTS.

LOCAL AUTHORITY FOR GREATER
KINGSTOWN AREA.

With reference to Government Notice
No. 293 of 2nd July, 1946, the Governor
iai Council has approved the appoint-
ment of Dr. F. O. ArLEIs as a -Member
of the Local Authority for the Greater
Kingstown Area, with effect from 30th
June, 1950, vice Dr. E. D. B. CHARLES
who has relinquished his appointment.
11th July, 1950.
(P. 23/1946).

No. 339.
CONTRACTUAL APPOINTMENT.

Mr. G. B. W. MORISON, formerly
Clerk of Works, as Engineer in the
Public Works Department, on contract
for a period, of three (3) years,.with
effect from 6th July, 1950.
11th July, 1950.
(P. F. 322).


vill be met by a Police Con-
oint duty. He will direct
hospital or temporary hos-
case may be. The slightly
1 be kept in each district
stations.
tchens will be established
ict to cope with the imme-
d for food relief.
the roads be blocked so
nication with the District
not possible each member
littee will act on his own
d organise relief parties to
.ds and give first aid until
She can communicate with
n.
nt each member of a Com-
end a written statement
ittee as required in 1 (a)
emitting a copy as-soon as
ie Chairman of the Corn-

it duty of a Committee is
roads are cleared at once
nunication can be estab-

950.


No. 340.
ARGENTINE CONSULATE.

It is notified for general information
that Sefior ADOLFO A. BOLLINI has been
appointed as Consul-General of the
Argentine in London with jurisdiction
including the territories, colonies or
possessions of Great Britain not at
present within the district of an Argen-
tine Consular Officer.
11th July, 1950.
(R. 1/1948).


No. 341.
ADVISORY HOUSING COMMITTEE.

The Administrator has appointed the
ntlermeiitioned persons to be members.
of the Advisory Housing Committee,
whose functions will be to consider,
when occasion arises, the claims of
applicants for Government Quarters,
and to make recommendations as regards
the allocation of such quarters.-


CANOVA*;



MAYREAU













SATIN-J V-LN-3EN'-TITU-ESDkY, 11- JULY, 1950.-(No. 35); 18T


The Government Secretary (Chair- one month's extension of vacation leave-
manv), with effect from 1st July, 1950.


,. Superintendent -o Public Works,
,, Honourable S. G. D'eFREITAS.
Secretary :--Mr.. H. ; WILLIAMS.
Acting Principal Clerk,
Government Office.


11th July, 1950.
(P. F. 508).


No. 347.
EXTENSION OF LEAVE.


11th July, 1950. With reference to Government Notice-
(P. 7/1944). No. 292 of 28th June, 1949, Mr. O. W.
JACK, Junior Clerk, six months' further
No..342. extension of leave without pay, with
RESUMPTION. effect from 15th July, 1950.
11th July, 1950.
Mr. C. J. WILLIAMS, Agricultural (P.F. 256).
Instructor, who has completed a three-
year course of study at the Imperial No. 348.
College of Tropical Agriculture, Trini- LEGiISLATION.
dad, resumed his substantive duties on
1st July,1950. T h e under-mentioned Ordinance
llth July, 1950. which has been assented to by the
(P. F. 290). Governor's Deputy is published for
general-information with this issue of
No. 343.: the Gazette:-
With reference to Government 'Notice No. 13 of 1950.-The British National-
No. 313 of 27th June, 1950, Mr. C. V. D. ity Act (Offei ces, Penalties and
HADLEY, B.Sc., Acting'.Educatioh Offi- Fees) Ordinance, 1950.
cer, returned to the Colony on 5th July, (R.7/1946).
1950,-and resumed duty. 11th July, 1950.
lth July, 1950. No. 349.
(P. F. 219).. T nl l..i ,l i wi ll l
The uindermetine Bl lu whc wi~l


No. 344,


LEAVE NOTICES.


LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

Mr. LEWIS PUNNETT; three months'
leave of absence with effect from 26th
June, 1950, from duties as:-.
(a) A Commissioner of Income Tax,
(b) A Member of the Road Authority.
11th July, 1950.
(A. 37/1944 & P. 1/1948).

No. 345:4
SICK AND VACATION LEAVE.

Mr. R. G. MINORS,, Jnior Clerk
(Treasury, &c., Department-Customni
Branch):!lwho was granted 11 days' sick
leave fromi 31st May, 1950, followed by
20 days'. vacation leave, resumed duty
on 1st July 1950;.-
11th July, 1950.
(P. F. 296), .

No. 346.:,.
EXTENSION .O: VACATION' LEA.VEI.
With reference to Government Notice
No. 134 of 7thl'Ma:rh, 1950, "l. ROBEBRT
E. PAYNTER, Dispfinser'(Sanly -Bay),


shortly behintroduced into the Legislative
Council may be seen at the Governm.ent..
Office, Kingstown Library, District Post
Offices, Police Stations and at all Revenue
Offices :-
Bill for an Ordinanie to implement an.,
agreement to provide for. a "ni-
form currency in the' Eatern
Group of the British Caribbean
Territories.
(F. 13/1950).
11th July, 1950.

No. 350.
EXPORTATION OF LIVESTOCK.

With reference to Notice No. 305 of
22nd June, 1950 appearing ,in the Offi-
cial Gazette of the 23rd June, 1950,' it
is hereby'notified for general informia-
tion that the ban on the exportation of
Cattle. Sheep and Goats is hereby lifted
as from the date of the publication of
this notice. This order does not and
will not 6pply until further notice, to
the dependency of Bcquia from which
no animals whatever will be permitted
to 'be exported to. any other island
including' St. Vincent and the other
Grenadine's.
The export of these animals. will, be, ;
r, -imitie1 by license from the" Supplies
Contr61' Department, and nn'der super-
'visionl'f the Department of Agriculture
which will ensure the disinf(eti n of the













188 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 JULY, 1950.-(No. 35).


hoofs of the animals concerned before No. 332.
embarkation. AOATHA SLATER, DECEASED.
It is to be understood that the ban on
the exportation on Pigs still remains Any person claiming to be heir or next
until further notice. of kin of the above-named born of
11th July, 1950. JANE JACK and EDWARD SLATER in the
(B. 19/1950). Island of St. Vincent who resided for
some time in the Island of Trinidad and
No. 315. died on 21st June, 1945, intestate, a
DEATH OF ELIAZAR STEPHEN IN Major in the Salvation Army in the
FRENCH GUIANA. Island of Jamaica, B. W. I., where she
had her last fixed place of abode should
The following death on -the 19thI communicate with the Administrator
February, 1950, has been notified by the General for Jamaica, Government Build-
French Guiana Authorities : ings, East Block, Kingston P. 0. with
ELIAZAR STEPHEN, a bachelor, born necessary evidence to establish such
in St. Vincent, B.W.I., on the 26th relationship. All claims should be
March, 1886, son of Brun Stephen and forwarded to reach him by 30th July,
Catherine Richards, both deceased. 1950.
27th June, 1950. 4th July, 1950.
,(R. 4/1950). (R. 1/1950).


No. 351.
MISCELLANEOUS NOTICES.

TABLE SHOWING TARIFF WITH BEQUIA (GRENADINE IS.)
ON AND AFTER THE 1ST JULY, 1950.


VIA ST. VINCENT,


BEQUIA
with :-
St. Vincent
Grenada
St. Lucia
Dominica
Barbados
Carriacou 1
Pt. of Spain Trinidad }
Other Offices Trinidad
.Antigua
Montserrat
St. Kitts
Tobago
Gt. Britain & Irish Rep.
Canada Newfoundland
Br. Honduras OBW Is.
Bahamas, Bermuda
Other Commonwealth Countries
U.S.A.
Puerto Rico
S. Croix, S. Thomas
Alaska, Guam, Midway
Hawaii
Holland, Indonesia
Portuguese Timor

All other countries

NOTES
Ordinary

British Government
Letter Telegrams (LT)

Commonwealth Socia 1 Tele-
grams (GLT)


114-L 1..,.. mm


Total
Ordinary
Rate


s. d.


3
41/2
5
512
6
7

7/2

8/2

10

1 0
10
11

1 2

1 6
2 1
S. Vincent
rate plus 3d.

Min, 5 words.
," "


Bequia
Proportion


s. d.

11/2
11/2
1 2
1V2
1V2




11/2


Debit.
Bequia


s. d.

11/2
3
3/2
4
4/2
51/2

6

7


81/2


11/2 101/2
11/2 81/2
11/2 111/2

11/2 1 01/2

11/2 1 42
11/2 1 111/2
S. Vincent
11/2 rate plus 1d.


one-half above rates except to
Portuguese Timor.
1 4 03/4 1 31/4
Min. 22 words. One-half above rates; admitted
to the same destinations as from St. Vincent.
Min. 10 words. (Plus the indication GLT) One-
half above rates. Admitted to all Common-
wealth countries except Israel.


l(Q. 7/1946)u u.
-(Q. 7/1946).


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SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 JULY, 1950.-(No. 35). 189


No. 318.
INTERN NATIONAL TELEGRAM RATES.

NEW CHARGES ON 1ST JULY, 1950.

The International Telegraph and Telephone Conference held at Paris In 194
decided upon important changes in the rate structure of international telegrams
to places outside Europe to take effect on the 1st July, 1950.
The Post Office now announces the following changes to take place on the lst
July, 1950 :-
(1) The charges for ordinary telegrams to places outside Europe will, in
general, be reduced to about 75% of their present level; there are
certain exceptions to this rule because in some cases the Administration
which receives the telegram requires a payment which exceeds 75% of
the existing charge.
The rate to Canada and USA will be a flat rate of 8d. per word as
against the existing zonal rates of 9d. and 10d. Other examples of the
new rates are :-
.Present Rate New Rate
British West Indies ...... ..... .. .... ..... 1. Od. 0. 9d.
More distant parts of British Commonwealth...... 1. 3d. 1. Od.
Iraq ...... ...... .. ..... .... .... 1. 8d. 1. 3d.
Argentine and Chile ...... ...... .... .... ...... 2. Id. 1. 7d.
Japan ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 2. 9d. 2. Id.
(2) The charges for urgent telegrams will be double the new charges for
ordinary telegrams and about 75% of the present charges for urgent
telegrams.
(3) The separate rates for code (CDE) telegrams will be abolished.
(4) The deferred service will be abolished.
(5) The charges per word for letter telegrams will be 50% of the new
charges for ordinary telegrams; the minimum charge will be based on
22 words instead of 25.
(6) The charges per word for Commonwealth social telegrams (GLT) will
also be 50% of the new charges for ordinary telegrams; the minimum
charge will be based on 11 words instead of 13. Registered abbreviated
addresses will be allowed in these telegrams.
(7) A concession in the counting of words in telegrams containing ordinary
words, code words and/or cypher groups, has been made whereby the
ordinary words will be counted at the rate of 15 letters to a word,
instead of 5 letters as previously.
The object of the changes is to simplify the services and not to increase the
revenues of the operating administrations and companies.
The new charges will be shown in the revised edition of the Post Office Guide
which will be available about the end of June. In the meantime information can
be obtained from the Post Office Cable and Wireless" offices, from most postal
telegraph offices and from the offices of the telegraph companies.
General Post Office,
United Kingdom.
25th May, 1950.

No. 319. vwlen its capacity imay be f:nlly taxed
NEW TUBERCULOSIS SANATORIUM AT tle following procedure will lie adopted
CAURA, TRINIDAD. in seeking admission to the institution.
The new Ttbercul,,sisSaw: ium tIt It. is proposed that where persons from
the noew l Tvberciloss o I. unm n I other Colonies wish to, seek admission
Caura, Tinidad, will short l I.e opened to the Sanatorium representations on
and will have accommodation for 200 their behalf should in each case be made
patients. to the Trinidad Government I,v the
It is now too early to assess the local C(overl:net of the Colony in which the
demand on th. iiilstitiion d an i ny A.plicat is rsiing d the applicant
applications for admission thereto areshould not proee I to 'rinidad unlss-
already being received from persons in ll. ntilit is know tht h~ has been
neighboring British West Indiain (olo- i i
eceeptell mid arran -eiiments have been
nies. It is therefore felt that in orderlaccens he
a made for his admission to the Sana-
to avoid possible disappointment and toriu
inconvenience to those persons who '
might arrive in that Colony anticipatingJ 27th June, 1950.
treatment at the Sanatorinl at a time (M. 19/1950).













190 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 JULY, 1950.-(No. 35).


No. 304.
VACANT POSTS.

"VACANCY FOR BINDER IN GOVERN-
S[Eg, PRINTING. OFFICE, .-


Applications are.inyited for the post
of Binder in the Government Printing
Office, St. Vincent.
The vpqst, which is pensionable, car-
ries salar :in the,.scale; $480 x $.24--
$576 per, annum. :A Itemporary cost of
living bonus at the rate of $109.20 per
annum at 480 risiig.by $1.80 for
every 3224, to, 1 li 41. per annum at
$676 is also payable, and there are
facilities for overtime.work. Salary at
a higher point thg'an$80 will be grant-
ed, if necessary, to9a qualified candidate.
Applicants must, possess a f ll know-
ledge of finding and, ruling and must
produce particulars to that effect.
Applications should be addressed to
the Government :Printer, Government
Printing Office, St. Vincent, and should
reach him not later than the 31st July,
1960.. :,
20th June, 195'0.
(J. 59/1943).. ,, :

No. 321.
POST oF DRAUGHTSMAN, PUBLIC
WORKS DEPARTMENT, DOMINICA.

Applications are invited for the post
of Draughtsman in the Public Works
Department, Dpominica. The duties of
the'post will be the preparation of plans
and working drawings for simple build-
ing'pirojct;,'forni rough sketches. An
elementary knowledge ofmeasurements
for -iantities would be an added quali-
fication." ".
T'e salary of the post is $1,248 x $96-
$1,738, commncing salary according to
qualifications. The post is pensionable.
Leave will be in' accordance with local
regulations. Quarters are not provided.
Applications with details of ex-
perience, qualifications, recommend-
ations, etc., should be for varded to reach
the Director of Works Doiinica not
later than 16th July, 1950.
Administrator's Office,
Dominica.
3rd June, 1950.

By Coonnand,
BERNARD GIBBS,
Government Secretary.

GOVERNMENT OFFBC,.
11th July, 1950.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.



AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT NOTICES.


I.PORTATION OF ANIMALS, (DISEASES
PREVENTION) ORDINANCE, 1933.

DECLARATION OF INFECTED AREA.

SI hereby declare, in accordance with
the Importation, of Aiimdil (Diseases
Prevention) Ordinance, 1933 (No. 2 of
1933), under which this Notice is given,
that..owing to an outbreak of Swine
Fever at Three Rivers and Park Hill in
the- parish of Charlotte, these places,
namely Three. Rivers and Park Hill, are
infected places, and the following area,
that is to say, that part of the parish of
Charlotte defined below,* is an infected
area. The movement' of persons and
animals, carcasses, fodder, litter, dung,
utensils, and any suchlthing out'of and
into the said area shall, be subject to the
said .Ordinance. and' lthe *Regulationa
made thereundler.

*That part of the parish of Charlotte bound-
ed on the seaward side by. the Windward Road.


(SCHEDULE FORM-1).

I hereby declare, in accordance with
the Importation of Animals (Diseases
Prevention) Ordinance, 1933 (No; 2 of
1933), under which this Notice is given,
that owing -to an-outl:rinek of Swine
Fever- at Cedars in the parish of Char-
lotte, this place namely Cedars in the'
parish of -Charlotte, this place namely,
Cedars to North Union, is an infected
place, and the following area, that, is to
say, that part of the parish of Charlotte
defined below, is an infected area. The
movement of persons and animals,,car-
casses, fodder, litter; dung, utensils and
any such thing out of and into the shid'
area shall be'subject to the said Ordi-
nance and the Regulations made there-
under.

That part of the parish of Charlott e bound-
ed on the seaward side by tle Windward
fRoad, and including ,Lauders, Lowmans: and
North Union.

M. A. G. HANSCHELL,
SupIerintendent of Agriculture.

30th June, 1950.
(B. 19/1950)














'SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 JULY, 1950.--(No. 35). 121


HATCHING EGGS. -

With reference to Department of
Agriculture Notice appearing in the
Gazette of 5th July. 1919, it is hereby
notified for general information [hat in
future all hatching eggs will be sold at
C:Giden Park Experiment Station and
not at the he.-d Oflice of the Departmeint
of Agriculture, Kingstown.
All orders should be placed direct
wit h the Oilicer-in-Oharge, Camden
Park Experiment Station.

M. A. G. HANSCHELL,
Superintendent of Agriculture.

20th Jane, 1950.



SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

REMOVAL OF PUPILS.

The attention of parents and guardians
is drawn to the Regulations, quoted
het-einder, in connection with the re-
moval of pupils from the Secondary and
Kingstown Preparatory Schools:

Secondary Schools S.R. & 0. 23141
Reg. 24iand.S.R. & 0. 24/41 Reg. 24.
Notice of the intention to remove a
pupil shall be given in writing to the
Headmaster, Grammar School/the Head-
mistress, Girls' High School not later
than one calender month before the end
of the current term. Without such
notice payment of a term's fee shall be
required.

Kingstown Preparatory School:
S.R. & 0. 69/48. Reg. 5 (1).
Notice of intention to remove a pupil
shall be given to the Head of the School
not later than one calendar month before
the end of the current term. Without
such notice the full fee for the ensuing
term shall be payable.
C. V. D. HADLEY,
Education Officer (Ag.)


ELECTRICITY DEPARTMENT NOTICE.

1. It Is hereby further notified for
general information that no additional
consumers can be connected to the exist-
ing electricity system and no additional
load can be undertaken.
2. The engines are old and besides be-
ing overloaded are at times subject to
abnormal working conditions due to in-
adequate plant capacity. The Adminis-


traction is however making every effort
to expedite the installation of new plant.
3. Consumers presently connected
are accordingly requested to curtail the
use of electricity particularly during the
peak period-6.30 to 9.30 p.m. and so as-
sist in tiding over present difficulties
with regard to electricity supply until
the new Hydro-Electric Scheme is in op-
eration.
4. The engines being old, the risk of
breakdown is greater. More mainten-
ance is required to reduce that risk, and
the greater co-operation of everyone
concerned is essential, in order to keep
the service running.
30th May, 1950,


NEW TELEPHONE DIRECTORY, ST.
VINCENT.

ADVERTISING SPACE.

A new Telepholne Directory is now
being compiled, and businessmen, firms
and other persons desirous of retaining
their advertisement space, or anyone
wanting to insert new advertisements
are invited to get into touch with the
Superintendent of the Electricity and
Telephone Department as soon as possi-
ble.
Advertisement rates are as follows:-
Half Page -- $2.50
Full Page $5.00
All rates must be paid into the Treas-
ury prior to publication.
N. V. ANDALCIO,
Superintendent,
JElectricity & Telephone
Department.
24th June, 1950.
(P. 23/1948).


EYE CLINIC, COLONIAL HOSPITAL.

Dr. J. P. EUSTACE. Optometrist,
will hold eye clinics every Tuesday and
Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. com-
mencing on Tuesday, 4th July, 1950,
at the Colonial Hospital. No case will
be seen by the optometrist except on a
written recommendation of a Medical
Officer, including Private Practitioners.
School Children, inmates of Govern-
ment Institutions and paupers will be
attended free of charge. Members of
the labouring classes will be charged a
fee of 36 cents per visit. It is not
intended that these clinics should be
attended by other members of Society.
E. D. B. CHARLES,
Senior Medical Officer.
23rd June, 1950.
(M. 34/1948).













SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 11 JULY, 1950.-(No. 35).


SUPREME COURT NOTICE.


NOTICE is hereby given that a Sitting I
of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands will be
held at the Court House in Kingstown,
for the trial of CRIMINAL causes on
Tuesday the 18th day of July, 1950,
commencing at 11.00 o'clock in the
forenoon.

All parties concerned, also such per-
sons as are bound over by recognizance
to prosecute or give evidence, or sum-
moned as jurors or witnesses are com-
manded to give their personal attendance.


DESMOND A. McNAMARA,
Registrar Supreme Court.


REGISTRAR'S OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN,
28th June, 1950.


KINGSTOWN BOARD NOTICE.

POST OF MARKET CLERK.


Applications are invited for the post
of Market Clerk, Kingstown, St. Vin-
cent. B.W.I.
The salary of the post is $720.00 rising
by annual increments of $48.00 to
$960.00 per annum. A cost of living
bonus will be paid on the same basis as
laid down by the Central Government.
A candidate selected may be appoint-
ed at any point in the scale according to
qualification and experience.
The appointment will be probationary
in the first instance for six months
(after which the appointee's suitability
will be reviewed).
Applications with details of education,
age, experience and copies of not more
than two testimonials should be sent to
the Chairman, Kingstown Board, not
later than the 31st July, 1950.
S. F. BONADIE,
Chairman, Kingstown Board.
11th July, 1950.


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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF SAINT VINCENT.


ORDER PAPER.

Meeting of the Council to be held at the Council Chamber, Kingstown, on the
17th July, 1950.

AGENDA.
1. Prayers

2. Confirmation of Minutes :

Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on the 12th Dec. 1949

3. Announcements

4. Notices of Questions

5. Notices of Motions

6. Papers to be laid (See Schedule)

QUESTIONS :
The Honourable G. A. McIntosh, Member for Kingstown, to ask the following
questions :-
1. Will Government please explain how was it possible to expend so much
money on oiling the Lower Edinboro road which was in perfect condition, before
paying attention to the Upper Edinboro road where the people are unable to get
out when rain falls.
2. Will Government please say if the policy now is to demonstrate to the
public that private individuals and bodies are able to approach Government and
get things done while the requests of their representatives on Council are ignored,
refused or turned down?
3. Will Government please state what is the position with regard to the poorer
persons being treated with Penicillin and Sulpha Drugs, it having been brought to
my notice that injections etc. are very expensive and above the reach of the poor
people.
4. Will Government please state if adequate supplies of these drugs are kept
at the Colonial Hospital so as to ensure free treatment to deserving persons.


The Honourable E. A. Joachim, Member for Leeward, to ask the following
questions :
1. Will Government please say what is the reason for the suspension of work
on the wrter supply at DuBois in the Buccament Valley?
2. Will Government please state what is the position relative to the erection
of a dispensary and nurse's quarters at Layou?
?. In view of the fact that there have been numerous bus accidents at the
"Jameson's Hole and Comden Park corners on the Leeward Highway, with
consequent loss of human life and property, will Government consider erecting
retaining walls at these corners?
4. In view of the fact that the crews of blacckfish boats when out at nights
find it difficult to locate the island, and also inasmuch as it has been brought to
my notice that captains of steamships and vessels experience the same difficulty,
will Government please take steps to improve the light at Fort Charlotte or
provide adequate means to remedy this situation?


The Honourable S. F. Bonadie, Member for South Windward to ask the
following questions :-
1. Will Government please make a full statement to this House regarding the
present position of the Hayward Bequest, and the reason for the long delay in the
opening of the Hayward Bank?
2. Is Government aware of the alarming encroachment of the sea on the land
at the windward side of Young's Island?

















3. Will Government please give an estimate of the area and the furthest
distance inland which the sea has eaten away at the windward side of the said
Young's Island over the past ten years?
4. Will Government please state what steps are being taken to arrest this
rapid encroachment of the sea in order that this most delightful holiday resort
may be saved for posterity?
5. (a) Will Government please state if any loans have been made by the
Government Housing Loans Board to Civil Servants for the purpose of building or
purchasing property outside of the Colony of St. Vincent?
(b) Will Government please take immediate steps to see that all loans made
by the said Housing Loans Board are given for the purpose of purchasing or
building properties solely within the colony of St. Vincent, in view of the local
housing problem?
6. Will Government please take steps to see that the local press is given the
true facts and figures about Government's policy and expenditure, thus obviating
wild and misleading conjectures which must take place in the absence of such
facts and figures?
7. In order to improve the local standard of journalism will Government take
steps to see that certain facilities are offered to local talent for training in this
profession?
8. Will Government consider the possibility of paying extra monthly
emoluments to Primary School teachers who have taken degrees and special
qualifications in education so as to give encouragement and greater incentive to
the employees of this very poorly paid profession?
9. Will Government please state the extent and cause of the damage done to
the crash launch which was recently received by Government in connection with
the Colony's air service?
10. Will Government please state the full amount of monthly emoluments
and other allowances paid to nurses at the Colonial Hospital, including any
allowances for which no cash payment is made?


THE ORDER OF THE DAY.

BILL.
FOR FIRST READING.
The Currency Bill, 1950.
MOTIONS.
The Honourable Acting Crown Attorney to move :
1. That this Council approves the Regulations cited as the Government and
Assisted Primary Schools (Amendment) Regulations, 1950, made on the 30th day
of June, 1950, by the Governor in Council under section 29 of the Education
Ordinance, 1937, (No. 29 of 1937).
2. That this Council approves the Regulations cited as the St. Vincent Girls'
High School (Amendment) Regulations, 1950, made on the 19th day of May, 1950,
by the Governor in Council under section 29 of the Education Ordinance, 1937,
(No. 29 of 1937).
3. That this Council approves the draft Standing Rules and Orders of the
Legislative Council of St. Vincent drawn up by the Select Committee of the
Legislative Council appointed for the purpose of having the Standing Rules and
Orders of the Council revised and brought up to date.


The Honourable G. A. McIntosh, Member for Kingstown to move:
1. In view of the fact that the system of delivery of letters at district post
offices is such as to cause wrong deliveries to be made and
In view of the fact that wrong deliveries are made and no blame can be
attached to the postmasters or postmistresses in charge and also that despite this
fact Miss Harry who was in charge of the Post Office at Troumaca has been
dismissed as a result of a wrong delivery made
BE IT RESOLVED that this Council give consideration to the matter with a view
of dispensing justice to the individual who has been wronged and also to make
recommendations concerning the system so as to prevent further injustice from
being done.
















2. In view of the fact that when there is a scarcity of fish in Kingstown, the
poorer classes of persons who stand in line are just able to see all the fish being
disposed of behind the counter
BE IT RESOLVED that Government through the Controller of Supplies take
steps to remedy this undesirable condition.
3. That this Council accepts the recommendations of the Standing Closer
Association Committee and expresses its willingness to participate in a Federal
Government on the terms proposed by that Committee.

The Honourable E. Duncan, Member for North Windward to move :
WHEREAS the Commission on the Unification of the Public Services have stated
in their Report their conclusion that a unified service is at best no more than a
half-way house between separate services for each territory and a federal service,"
and that it is their opinion that it is an indifferent substitute for the latter ";
AND WHEREAS in the Report it is further pointed out that a Public Service
Commission will," in the case of such unified service, have no control over the
scope of any service that may be unified or the number of personnel employed in
it" and that consequently there will be no assurance that any unified service will
be well adapted to the needs of the unit on which unification is based, namely, the
Caribbean area;
AND WHERE.1S steps are now being taken to effect early establishment of a
Federation of the British Caribbean territories, whereby a federal service would
automatically come into existence;
BE IT THEREFOIE RESOLVED that this Council is of opinion that unification
of the Public Services should not be proceeded with as a step preliminary to
Federation and declines taking further action in connection with such unification.


SCHEDULE.
Council Paper No. 19 of 1950-Minutes of the meeting of Finance Committee held
on the 9th February, 1950.
Council Paper No. 20 of 1950-Minutes of the meeting of Finance Committee held
on the 20th February, 1950.
Council Paper No. 21 of 1950-Minutes of the meeting of Finance Committee held
on the 14th March, 1950.
Council Paper No. 22 of 1950-Minutes of the meeting of Finance Committee held
on the 4th April, 1950.
Council Paper No. 23 of 1950-Minutes of the meeting of Finance Committee held
on the 15th April, 1950.
Council Paper No. 24 of 1950-Minutes of the meeting of Finance Committee held
on the 28th April, 1950.
Council Paper No. 25 of 1950-Report on the Working of the Government Housing
Loans Board for the period 1st January to 31st December, 1949.









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SAINT VINCENT.

No. 13 of 1950.

I Assent,
GEO. C. GREEN,

Governor's Deputy.
26th June, 1950.

AN ORDINANCE in respect of offences committed in the Colony
under the British Nationality Act, for prescribing penalties
for breaches thereof, and for imposing fees in respect of all
acts, deeds, and things done under the said Act.
[ 11th July, 1950. ]


WHEREAS the British Nationality Act, 1948, (hereinafter
referred to as the Act" which is printed as an appendix to this
Ordinance) came into operation on the 1st day of January, 1949,
and is generally applicable to this Colony :

AND WHEREAS section 28 of the Act, (which relates to offences
and penalties) applies only to the United Kingdom :

AND WHEREAS it is necessary to prescribe penalties for
offences committed against the Act in the Colony and to provide
for the imposition of fees for matters taken or done under the
Act :

Be it enacted by the GCovernor with the advice and consent of
the Legislative Council of Saint Vincent as follows :-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the British Nationality
Act (Offences, Penalties and Fees) Ordinance, 1950.

2. In this, Ordinance "the Act" means the British
Nationality Act, 1948.
X


11 & 12 Geo. 6
c. 56.


Short title.


Interpriettioii.
ii & l deo. d
c. 56.








British Nationality Act (Offences, Penalties and Fees).


Offences and
penalties.


Regulations
with respect to
fees, etc.


3. Any person in this Colony who-
(a) for the purpose of procuring anything to be done or not
to be done under the Act makes any statement which he
knows to be false in a material particular, or recklessly
makes any statement which is false in a material
particular, shall, on conviction before a Magistrate, be
liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three
months.
(b) fails to comply with any requirement imposed on him by
regulations made under the Act with respect to the
delivering up of certificates of naturalisation shall, on
conviction before a Magistrate, be liable to a fine not
exceeding four hundred and eighty dollars.
4. The Governor in Council may make regulations for the
imposition and recovery of fees in respect of any application
made to the Governor under the Act, or in respect of any
registration, or the making of any declaration, or the grant of
any certificate, or the taking of any oath of allegiance authorised
to be made, granted or taken by or under the Act, and in respect
of supplying a certified or other copy of any notice, certificate,
order, declaration or entry given, granted or made as aforesaid;
and the application of any such fees.


Passed the Legislative Council this 15th day of May, 1950.

HENRY H. WILLIAMS,
Acting Clerk of the Legislative Council.
(R 7/1946).


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1950.


No. 13.


1950.






APPENDIX.

BRITISH NATIONALITY ACT, 1948.
11 & 12 GEO. 6. CH. 56.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

PART I.
BRITISH NATIONALITY.
Section.
1. British nationality by virtue of citizenship.
2. Continuation of certain citizens of Eire as British subjects.
3. Limitation of criminal liability of citizens of countries mentioned in s. 1
(3) and Eire. Status of citizens of Eire and British protected persons.
PART II.
CITIZENSHIP OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND COLONIES.
Citizenship by birth or descent.
4. Citizenship by birth.
5. Citizenship by descent.
Citizenship by registration.
6. Registration of citizens of countries mentioned in s. 1 (3) or of Eire and
wives of citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies.
7. Registration of minors.
8. Registration in countries mentioned in s. 1 (3), colonies, etc.
9. Effect of registration as a citizen.
Citizenship by naturalization.
10. 'Naturalisation of aliens and British protected persons.
Citizenship by incorporation of territory.
11. Power to specify citizens by Order in Council on incorporation of territory.
Transitional.
12. British subjects before commencement of Act becoming citizens of United
Kingdom and Colonies.
13. British subjects whose citizenship has not been ascertained at the
commencement of this Act.
14. Women who have ceased to be British subjects by reason of marriage.
15. Persons who have ceased to be British subjects by failure to make
declaration of retention of British Nationality.
16. Persons who have ceased to be British subjects on loss of British nationality
by parent.
17. Registration of births occurring before commencement of Act.
18. Applications for naturalisation pending at the commencement of Act.
Renunciation and Deprivation of citizenship.
19. Renunciation of citizenship by reason of dual citizenship or nationality.
20. Deprivation of citizenship.







British Nationality Act, 1948.


11 & 12 GEO. 6.


21. Deprivation of citizenship of United Kingdom and Colonies where persons
deprived of citizenship elsewhere.
22. Deprivation in colonies and other territories.

PART III.
SUPPLEMENTAL.


Legitimated children.
Posthumous children.
Certificate of citizenship in case of doubt.
Discretion of Secretary of State, Governor or High
Evidence.
Offences.
Orders in Council, regulations and rules.
Protectorates and protected states.
Assimilation of status of natural-born and other
existing enactments.
Interpretation.
Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
Short title, commencement and repeal.


Commissioner.




British subjects under


SCHEDULES :
First Schedule.-Oath of allegiance.
Second Schedule.-Qualifications for naturalisation.
Third Schedule.-British subjects without citizenship under section thirteen
of this Act.
Fourth Schedule.-Enactments repealed.
Part I.-Enactments relating to natural-born British subjects.
Part II.-Other enactments.


CH. 56.

Section.






11 & 12 GEo. 6.


8: 83

British Nationality Act, 1948.


CHAPTER 56.


An Act to make provision for British.nationality and
for citizenship of the United Kingdom and Colon-
ies and for purposes connected with the matters
aforesaid.

[30th July 1948. ]
SE it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and
with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal; and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled,
and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
PART I.
BRITISH NATIONALITY.
1.-(1) Every person who under this Act is a citizen of the
United Kingdom and Colonies or who under any enactment for
the time being in force in any country mentioned in subsection
(3) of this section is a citizen of that country shall by virtue of
that citizenship have the status of a British subject.
(2) Any person having the status aforesaid may be known
either as a British subject or as a Commonwealth citizen; and
accordingly in this Act and in any other enactment or instrument
whatever, whether passed or made before or after the
commencement of this Act, the expression "British subject "and
the expression "Commonwealth citizen" shall have the same
meaning.
(3) The following are the countries hereinbefore referred to,
that is to say, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of
South Africa, Newfoundland, India, -Pakistan, Southern Rhodesal
and Ceylon.
2.-(1) Any citizen of Eire who immediately before the
commencement of this Act was also a British subject shall not by
reason of anything contained in section one of this Act be
deemed to have ceased to be a British subject if at any time he
gives notice in writing to the Secretary of State claiming to


British
nationality by
virtue of
citizenship.


Continuance
of certain
citizens of Eire
as British
subject


C3. 56.







British Nationality Act, 1948. 11 & 12 GQo. 6.


PART I.--ont.


Limitation of
criminal
liability of
citizens of
countries'
tieiftioned in
s. 1 () andEire.
Status of
citizens of Eire
and British
protected
persons.


remain a British subject on all or any of the following grounds,
that is to say-
(a) that he is or has been in Crown service under His Majesty's
government in the United Kingdom;
(b) that he is the holder of a British passport issued by His
Majesty's government in the United Kingdom or the
government of any colony, protectorate, United Kingdom
mandated territory or United Kingdom trust territory;
(c) that he has associations by way of descent, residence or
otherwise with the United Kingdom or with any colony or
protectorate or any such territory as aforesaid.
(2) A claim under the foregoing subsection may be made
on behalf of a child who has not attained the age of sixteen years
by any person who satisfies the Secretary of State that he is a
parent or guardian of the child.
(3) If by any enactment for the time being in force in any
country mentioned in subsection (3) of section one of this Act
provision corresponding to the foregoing provisions of this
section is'made for enabling citizens of Eire to claim to remain
British subjects, any person who by virtue of that enactment is
a British subject shall be deemed also to be a British subject by
virtue of this section.
3.-(1) A British subject or citizen of Eire who is not a citizen
of the United Kingdom and Colonies shall not be guilty of an
offence against the laws of any part of the United Kingdom and
Colonies or of any protectorate or United Kingdom trust territory
by reason of anything done or omitted in any country mentioned
in subsection (3) of section one of this Act or in Eire or in any
foreign country, unless-
(a) the act or-omission would be an offence if he were an
alien; and
(b) in the case. of an act or omission in any country mentioned
in subsection (3) of section one of this Act or in Eire, it
would be an offence if the country in which the act is done
or the omission made were a foreign country :
Provided that nothing in this subsection shall apply to the
contravention of any provision of the Merchant Shipping Acts,
'1894 to 1948.
(2) Subject to the provisions of this section, any law in force
in any part of the United Kingdom and Colonies or in any
protectdrate or United Kingdom trust territory at the date of the
commencement of this Act, whether by virtue of a rule of law or
of an Act of Parliament or any other enactment or instrument
'whatsoever, and any law which by virtue of any Act of
Parliament passed before that date comes into force in any such
place as aforesaid on or after that date, shall, until provision to
hre' contrary is made by the authority having power to alter that


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11 & 12 GEo. 6. British Nationality Act, 1948. CH. 56.
law, continue to have effect in relation to citizens of Eire who are PART I.-cont.
not British subjects in like manner as it has effect in relation to
British subjects.
(3) In the Aliens Restriction Acts, 1914 and 1919, and in any
order made thereunder the expression alien" shall not include
a British protected person.
PART II.
CITIZENSHIP OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND COLONIES.
Citizenship by birth or descent.
4. Subject to the provisions of this section, every person born Citizenship
within the United Kingdom and Colonies after the commencement by birth.
of this Act shall be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies
by birth :
Provided that a person shall not be such a citizen by virtue
of this section if at the time of his birth-
(a) his father possesses such immunity from suit and legal
process as is accorded to an envoy of a foreign sovereign
power accredited to His Majesty, and is not a citizen of the
United Kingdom and Colonies; or
(b) his father is an enemy alien and the birth occurs in a place
then under occupation by the enemy.
5.-(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, a person born Citizenship
after the commencement of this Act shall be a citizen of the by dcent
United Kingdom and Colonies by descent if his father is a citizen
of the United Kingdom and Colonies at the time of the birth :
Provided that if the father of such a person is a citizen of the
United Kingdom and Colonies by descent only, that person shall
not be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by virtue of
this section unless-
(a) that person is born or his father was born in a
protectorate, protected state, mandated territory or trust
territory or any place in a foreign country where by
treaty, capitulation, grant, usage, sufferance, or other
lawful means, His Majesty then has or had jurisdiction
over British subjects; or
(b) that person's birth having occurred in a place in a foreign
country other than a place such as is mentioned in the
last foregoing paragraph, the birth is registered at a
United Kingdom consulate within one year of its
occurrence, or, with the permission of the Secretary of
State, later; or
(c) that person's father is, at the time of the birth, in Crown
service under His Majesty's government in the United
Kingdom; or
(d) that person is born in any country mentioned in sub-
section (3) of section one of this Act in which a citizenship
law has then taken effect and does not become a citizen
thereof on birth.
(2) If the Secretary of State so directs, a birth shall be
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PAnT II.--cont.



Registration
of citizens
of countries
mentioned in
s. 1 (3) or of
Eire and wives
of citizens of
the United
Kingdom
and Colonies.


















Registration
of minors.






Registration in
countries
mentioned
in s. 1 (3),
colonies, etc.


with his permission notwithstanding that his permission was not
obtained before the registration.
Citizenship by registration.
6.-(1). Subject to the provisions of subsection (3) of this
section, a citizen of any country mentioned in subsection (3) of
section one of this Act or a citizen of Eire, being a person of full
age and capacity, shall be entitled, on making application therefore
to the Secretary of State in the prescribed manner, to be
registered as a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies if he
satisfies the Secretary of State either-
(a) that he is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and
has been so resident throughout the period of twelve
months, or such shorter period as the Secretary of State
may in the special circumstances of any particular case
accept, immediately preceding his application; or
(b) that he is in Crown service under His Majesty's
government in the United Kingdom.
(2) Subject to the provisions of subsection (3) of this
section, a woman who has been married to a citizen of the United
Kingdom and Colonies shall be entitled, on making application
therefore to the Secretary of State in the prescribed manner, and,
if she is a. British protected person or an alien, on taking an oath
of allegiance in the form specified in the First Schedule to this
Act, to be registered as a citizen of the United Kingdom and
Colonies, whether or not she is of full age and capacity.
(3) A person who has renounced, or has been deprived of,
citizenship of the United Kingdom and Colonies under this Act
shall not be entitled to be registered as a citizen thereof under
this section, but may be so registered with the approval of the
Secretary of State.
7.-(1) The Secretary of State may cause the minor child of
any citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies to be registered
as a citize: of the United Kingdom and Colonies upon application
made in the prescribed manner by a parent or guardian of the
child.
(2) The Secretary of State may, in such special circumstances
as he thinks fit, cause any minor to be registered as a citizen of
the United Kingdom and Colonies.
8.-(1) The functions of the Secretary of State under the last
two foregoing sections shall in any colony, protectorate or United
Kingdom trust territory be exercised by the Governor; and those
sections shall, in their application to any colony, protectorate or
United Kingdom trust territory, have effect as if for references
therein to the Secretary of State there were substituted references
to the Governor, and as if for the reference in the first of the said
sections to ordinary residence in the United Kingdom there were
substituted a reference to ordinary residence in that colony,
protectorate or territory as the case may be.


CH. 56.







11 & 12 GEO. 6. British Nationality Act, 1948.


(2) The Secretary of State may make arrangements for the
exercise in any country mentioned in subsection (3) of section
one of this Act of any of his functions under the last two
foregoing sections by the High Commissioner for His Majesty's
government in the United Kingdom.
9. A .eirson registered under any of the last three foregoing
sections shall be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by
registration as from the date on which he is registered.
Citizenship by naturalisation.
10.-(1) The Secretary of State may, if application therefore
is made to him in the prescribed manner by any alien or British
protected person of full age and capacity who satisfies him that
he is qualified under the provisions of the Second Schedule to
this Act for naturalisation, grant to him a certificate of
naturalisation; and the person to whom the certificate is granted
shall, on taking an oath of allegiance in the form specified in the
First Schedule to this Act, be a citizen of the United Kingdom and
Colonies by naturalisation as from the date on which that
certificate is granted.
(2) The functions of the Secretary of State under the last
foregoing subsection shall in any colony, protectorate or United
Kingdom trust territory be exercised by the Governor; but he
shall not grant a certificate of naturalization except with the
approval of the Secretary of State.
Citizenship by incorporation of territory.
11. If any territory becomes a part of the United Kingdom
and Colonies,' His Majesty may by Order in Council specify the
persons who shall be citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies
by reason of their connection with that territory; and those
persons shall be citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies as
from a date to be specified in the Order.
Transitional.
12.-(1) A person who was a British subject immediately
before the date of the commencement of this Act shall on that
date become a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies if he
possesses any of the following qualifications, that is to say-
(a) that he was born within the territories comprised at the
commencement of this Act in the United Kingdom and
Colonies, and would have been such a citizen if section
four of this Act had been in force at the time of his birth;
(b) that he is a person naturalised in the United Kingdom
and Colonies;
(c) that he became a British subject by reason' of the
annexation of any territory included at the commencement
of this Act in the United Kingdom and Colonies.
(2) A person who was a British subject immediately befdoi
the date of the commencement of this Act shall on that date


Effect of
registration
as a citizen.

Naturalisation
of aliens and
British
protected
persons.











Power to
specify
citizens by
Order in
Council on
incorporation
of territory.

British subjects
before
commencement
of Act
becoming
citizens of
United
Kingdom
and Colonies.


CH. 56. PART IL.-COntt




88

British Nationality Act, 1948. 11 & 12 GEO. 6.


PART II.-cont.


become a. citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies if at the
time of his birth his father was a British subject and possessed
any of the qualifications specified in the last foregoing subsection.
(3) A person who was a British subject immediately before
the date of the commencement of this Act shall on that date
become a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies if he was
born within the territory comprised at the commencement of this
Act in a protectorate, protected state or United Kingdom trust
territory.
(4) A person who was a British subject immediately before
the date of the commencement of this Act and does not become a
citizen of-the United Kingdom and Colonies by virtue of any of
the foregoing provisions of this section shall on that date become
such a citizen unless-
(a) he is then a citizen of any country mentioned in subsection
(3) of section one of this Act under a citizenship law
having effect in that country, or a. citizen of Eire; or
(b) he is then potentially a citizen of any country mentioned
in subsection (3) of section one of this Act.
(5) A woman who was a British subject immediately before
the date of the commencement of this Act and has before that
date been married to a person who becomes, or would but for his
death have become, a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies
by virtue of any of the foregoing provisions of this section shall
on that date herself become such a citizen.
(6) If any person of full age and capacity who would have
become a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies on the date
of the corrpmencement of this Act by virtue of subsection (4) of
this section but for his citizenship or potential citizenship of any
country mentioned in subsection (3) of section one of this Act
makes application to the Secretary of State in the prescribed
manner before the first day of January nineteen hundred and
fifty for the registration of himself and any of his minor children
as citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies, and on such
application satisfies the Secretary of State-
(a) that he is descended in the male line from a person
possessing any of the qualifications specified in subsection
(1) of this section; and
(b) that he intends to make his ordinary place of residence
within the United Kingdom and Colonies,
then, if it seems to the Secretary of State fitting that that person
should by reason of his close connection with the United Kingdom
and Colonies become a citizen thereof, the Secretary of State may
cause him, and any minor children to whom the application
relates, to be registered as such; and that person, and any such
minor children as aforesaid, shall thereupon become citizens of
the United Kingdom anld Colonies.
(7) The Secretary of State may make arrangements for the
exercise in any country mentioned in subsection (3) of section
-:e of this Act of any of his functions under the last foregoing


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11 & 12 GEO. 6. British Nationality Act, 1948.


subsection by the High Commissioner for His Majesty's
government in the United Kingdom.
(8) A male person who becomes a citizen of the United
Kingdom and Colonies by virtue only of subsection (2), (4) or
(6) of this section shall be deemed for the purposes of the proviso
to subsection (1) of section five of this Act to be a citizen of the
United Kingdom and Colonies by descent only.
13.-(1) A person who was a British subject immediately
before the date of the commencement of this Act and is at that
date potentially a citizen of any country mentioned in subsection
(3) of section one of this Act, but is not at that date a citizen of
the United Kingdom and Colonies or of any country mentioned in
that subsection or of Eire, shall as from that date remain a
British subject without citizenship until he becomes a citizen of
the United Kingdom and Colonies, a citizen of any country
mentioned in subsection (3) of section one of this Act, a citizen
of Eire or an alien; and the provisions of the Third Schedule to
this Act shall have effect in relation to a person who remains a
British subject without citizenship by virtue of this section.
(2) A person remaining a British subject without citizenship
as aforesaid shall become a citizen of the United Kingdom and
Colonies on the day on which a citizenship law has taken effect
in each of the countries mentioned in subsection (3) of section
one of this Act of which he is potentially a citizen, unless he then
becomes or has previously become a citizen of any country
mentioned in subsection (3) of section one of this Act, or has
previously become a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies,
a citizen of Eire or an alien.
(3) A male person who becomes a. citizen of the United
Kingdom and Colonies by virtue of the last foregoing subsection
shall be deemed for the purposes of the proviso to subsection (1)
of section five of this Act to be a citizen thereof by descent only.
14. A woman who, having before the commencement of this
Act married any person, ceased on that marriage or during the
continuance thereof to be a British subject shall be deemed for
the purposes of this Act to have been a British subject
immediately before the commencement of this Act.

15.-(1) Where any person whose British nationality
depended upon his birth having been registered at a consulate of
His Majesty has, under any enactment in force at any time before
the commencement of this Act, ceased to be a British subject by
reason of his failure to make a declaration of retention of British
nationality after becoming of full age, that person shall, if he
would but for that failure have been a British subject immediately
before the commencement of this Act, be deemed for the purposes
of this Act then to have been a British subject.
(2) In determining for the purposes of this section whether
a woman who has married an alien would but for her failure to


PART II.-cont.






British subjects
whose
citizenship
has not been
ascertained
at the
commencement
of this Act.

















Women who
have ceased
to be British
subjects by
reason of
marriage.

Persons who
have ceased to
be British
subjects by
failure to make
declaration
of retention
of British
nationality.


CH. 56.







British Nationality Act, 1948.


PART II.-cont.


Persons who
have ceased
to be British
subjects on loss
of British
nationality by
parent.
4 & 5 Geo. 5.
c. 17.



















Registration
of births
occurring
before
commencement
of Act.
6 & 7 Geo. 6.
c. 14.

Applications for
naturalisation
pending at the
commencement
of Act.


make a declaration of retention of British nationality have been
a British subject immediately before the commencement of this
Act the marriage shall be disregarded.
13.-(1) This section shall apply to any person who-
(a) ceased to be a British subject under the provisions of
subsection (1) of section twelve of the British Nationality
and Status of Aliens Act, 1914 (which provided, subject to
certain exceptions, that where a person being a British
subject ceased to be such, whether by declaration of
aiienage or otherwise, every child of that person being a
minor should thereupon cease .to be a British subject),
and
(b) would but for the provisions of that subsection have been
either a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies or a
British subject without citizenship under section thirteen
of this Act;
and in determining for the purposes of this section whether a
woman who has married an alien would but for those provisions
have been such a citizen or subject the marriage shall be
disregarded.
(2) If any person to whom this section applies makes a
declaration in the prescribed manner, within one year after the
commencement of this Act or after his attaining the age of
twenify-one years, whichever is later, or such longer period as the
Secretary of State may allow, of his intention to resume British
nationality, the Secretary of State shall cause the declaration to
be registered; and thereupon that person shall become a citizen
of the United Kingdom and Colonies or, as the case may be, a
British subject without citizenship; and if he becomes a British
subject without citizenship section thirteen of this Act shall apply
to him accordingly.
17. :,' Itii.--a .: .. the repeal by this Act of the British
Nationality and Status of ALIens Act, 1943, the birth of a person
corn before the date of the commencement of this Act may be
registered after that date at a consulate of His Majesty as defined
in that Act; and if the birth is registered in the circumstances
specified in subsection (2) of section one of that Act, that person.
shall be deemed for the purposes of this Act to have been. a
British subject immediately before the commencement of this
Act.
18.-(1) Any application for a certificate of naturalisation,
or for the inclusion of the name of a child in a certificate of.
naturalisation, made before the date of the commencement of
this Act but not granted at that date may be treated as if it were
an application for a certificate of naturalisation or for the
registration of a minor child as a citizen of the United Kingdom.
and Colonies under this Act if the Secretary of State, or the
Governor or other person to whom the application ,is made, is
satisfied that the person to whom the application relates is
qualified therefore.


11 & 12 GEO. 6.


CH. 56.







Brrtish, Nationality- Act; 1948.


(2) Where, a, certificate of naturalisation has been granted PART II.-cont.
before, and the applicant takes the oath of allegiance after, the
commencement of this Act, the certificate shall be deemed, for
the purposes of this Act to have taken effect immediately before
the commencement of, this Act.
Renunciation and Deprivation of citizenship.
19.-(1) If any citizen of, the United. Kingdom and Colonies Renunciation
of full age and capacity who is also--- of citizenship
(a). a..citizen of any country -mentioned in subsection (3) of by reason
section one. of this Act or of Eire; or- of dual
(b),. a national.of a foreign.country, citizenship
makes a declaration.in the. prescribed manner of renunciation of or nationality.
citizenship of the United Kingdom and. Colonies, the Secretary
of State shall cause the declaration to be registered; and, .upon
the registration, that person shall cease to. b6 a -citizen. of the
United Kingdom and Colonies :
Provided that the' Secretary., of State; may.- withhold
registration of any such declaration if it is made during any war
in which His Majesty.may be.engaged by a person.who is a
national of a foreign country.
(2) For- the purposes of. this. section, any woman who has
been married shall be deemed .to be: of full ago.
20.-(1) A citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies who Deprivation
is such by registration (including a person registered under sub- of citizenship.
section (6) of section twelve of this Act) or is a naturalized
person shall cease to be a citizen of the United Kingdom .and
Colonies if he is deprived of that citizenship by an order of the
Secretary of State. made under this or the next following section.
(2). Subject to. the provisions of this section, the S)cretary of
State may by order deprive any such citizen.of his citizenship if
he is satisfied that the registration or certificate of naturalisation
was obtained by means of:-fraud, false representation or-the
concealment of any,material fact.;
(3) Subject, to the provisions -of this section, the Secretary of
State, may: by. order. deprive,-any citizen of the United Kingdom
and, Colonies who,is.a naturalised person of that citizenship, 1i
he-is satisfied that that.,citizen-
(a). has. shown -himself by act or speech to be disloyal or
disaffected-towards His Majesty; or
(b)'- has, during any war. in which, His Majesty;,was.:engaged,
unlawfully -traded or communicated with. an,. enemy or
been engaged in or associated with any business that was
to his, knowledge, carried on in such a manner as-to assist
an enemy in that,.war; or:
(c) has within, five years after becoming naturalised .been:
sentenced-in.any country. -to imprisonment for a term-.of..
not less:ithm.-t welve .montb'.-


C-. 56.


11 &,~la.G~o.,6.







British Nationality Act, 1948. 11 & 12 GEO. 6.


Deprivation
of citizenship
of United
Kingdom
and Colonies
where persons
deprived of
citizenship
elsewhere.


(4) The Secretary of State may by order deprive any person
naturalised in the United Kingdom and Colonies of his citizenship
of the United Kingdom and Colonies if he is satisfied that that
person has been ordinarily resident in foreign countries for a
continuous period of seven years and during that period has
neither-
(a) been at any time in the service of His Majesty or of an
international organisation of which the government of
any part of His Majesty's dominions was a member; nor
(b) registered annually in the prescribed manner at a United
Kingdom consulate his intention to retain his citizenship
of the United Kingdom and Colonies.
(5) The Secretary of State shall not deprive a person of
citizenship under this section unless he is satisfied that it is not
conducive to the public good that that person should continue to
be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies.
(6) Before making an order under this section the Secretary
of State shall give the person against whom the order is proposed
to be made notice in writing informing him of the ground on
which it is proposed to be made and, if the order is proposed to
be made on any of the grounds specified in subsections (2) and
(3) of this section, of his.right to an inquiry under this section.
(7) If the order is proposed to be made on any of the grounds
specified in subsections (2) and (3) of this section and that
person applies in the prescribed manner for an inquiry, the
Secretary of State shall, and in any other case the Secretary of
State may, refer the case to a committee of inquiry consisting of
a chairman, being a person possessing judicial experience,
appointed by the Secretary of State and of such other members
appointed by the Secretary of State as he thinks proper.
21.-(1) Where a naturalised person who was a citizen of any
country mentioned in subsection (3) of section one of this Act or
of Eire has been deprived of that citizenship on grounds which,
in the opinion of the Secretary of State, are substantially similar
to any of the grounds specified in subsections (2), (3) and (4) of
the last foregoing section, then, if that person is a citizen of the
United Kingdom and Colonies, the Secretary of State may by an
order made under this section deprive him of that citizenship, if
the Secretary of State is satisfied that it xs not conducive to the
public good that that person should continue to be a citizen of
the United Kingdom and Colonies.
(2) Before making an order under this section the Secretary
of State shall give the person against whom the order is proposed
to be made notice in writing informing him of the ground on
which it is proposed to be made and may refer the case to a
committee of inquiry constituted in the manner provided by the
last foregoing section.


PAT II.-ont.


CHn. 56.






11 & 12 GEO. 6. British Nationality Act, 1948.


22. The functions of the Secretary of State under the last
two foregoing sections shall, in any colony, protectorate or United
Kingdom trust territory, be exercised by the Governor; but he
shall not make an order depriving any person of citizenship of
the United Kingdom and Colonies except with the approval of
the Secretary of State.
PART III.
SUPPLEMENTAL.
23.-(1) A person born out of wedlock and legitimate by the
subsequent marriage of his parents shall, as from the date of the
marriage or of the commencement of this Act, whichever is later,
be treated, for the purpose of determining whether he is a citizen
of the United Kingdom and Colonies, or was a British subject
immediately before the commencement of this Act, as if he had
been born legitimate.
'2) A person shall be deemed for the purpose of this sect. Jn
to have been legitimate by the subsequent marriage of his
parents if by the law of the place in which his father was
domiciled at the time of the marriage the marriage operated
immediately or subsequently to legitimate him, and not otherwise.
24. Any reference in this Act to the status or description of
the father of a person at the time of that person's birth shall, in
relation to a person born after the death of his father, be
construed as a reference to the status or description of the father
at the time of the father's death'; and where that death occurred
before, and the birth occurs after, the commencement of this Act,
the status or description which would have been applicable to the
father had he died after the commencement of this Act shall be
deemed to be the status or description applicable to him at the
time of his death.
25. The Secretary of State may in such cases as he thinks fit,
on the application of any person with respect to whose citizenship
of the United Kingdom and Colonies a doubt exists, whether on
a question of fact or of law,'certify that that person is a citizen
of the United Kingdom and Colonies; and a certificate issued
under this section shall, unless it is proved that it was obtained
by means of fraud, false representation or concealment of any
material fact, be conclusive evidence that that person was such a
citizen on the date thereof, but without prejudice to any evidence
that he was such a citizen at an earlier date.
26. The Secretary of State, the Governor or the High
Commissioner, as the case may be, shall not be required to assign
any reason for the granb or refusal of any application under this
Act the decision on which is at his discretion; and the decision of
the Secretary of State, Governor or High Commissioner on any
such application shall not be subject to appeal to or review in any
court.
27.-(1) Every document purporting to be a notice, certificate,
order or declaration, or an entry in a register, or a subscription of


PART II.-cont.
Deprivation
in colonies
and other
territories.



Legitimated
children.











Posthumous
children.








Certificate of
citizenship in
case of doubt.







Discretion of
Secretary
of State,
Governor or
High
Commissioner.


Evidence.


CH. 56.







Oa..56. BritNlSh ionUtb'iaiTty Act,198. 11 & 12 Gi0o."6.

PARTlII.-,cont. an oath of allegiance, given, granted or made under this Act,the
British Nationality and Status of Aliens Acts, 1914 to 1943, or any
Act repealed by those Acts, shall be received in evidence, and
shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to have been
given, 'granted or made. by or on behalf of the person by whom
or on whose behalf it purports to have been given, granted or
made.
(2) Prima facie evidence of any such document as aforesaid
may be given by production of a document purporting to be
certified as a true copy thereof by such person and in such
manner as may be prescribed.
(3) Any entry in a register made under this Act, the British
Nationality and Status of Aliens Acts, 1914 to 1943, or any Act
repealed by those Acts, shall be received as evidence of the
matters stated in the entry.
(4) For the purposes of this Act, a certificate given by or on
behalf of the Secretary of State that a person was at any time in
Crown service under His Majesty's government in the United
Kingdom shall be conclusive evidence of that fact.
Offences. 28.-(1) Any person who for the purpose of procuring
anything to be done or not to be done under this Act makes any
statement which he knows to be false in a material particular, or
recklessly makes any statement which is false in a material
particular, shall be liable on summary conviction in the United
Kingdom to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.
(2) Any person who fails to comply with any requirement
imposed on him by regulations made under this Act with respect
to the delivering up of certificates of naturalisation shall be liable
on summary conviction in the United Kingdom to a fine not
exceeding one hundred pounds.
Orders in 29.-(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations make
Council, provision generally for carrying into effect the purposes of this
regulations Act, and in particular-
and rules. (a) for prescribing anything which under this Act is to be
prescribed;
(b) for the registration of anything required or authorised
under this Act to be registered;
(c) for the administration and taking of oaths of allegiance
under this' Act, for the time within which oaths of
allegiance shall be taken and for the registration of oaths
of allegiance;
(d) for the giving of any notice required or authorised to be
given to any person under this Act;
(e) for the cancellation of the registration of, and the
cancellation and amendment of certificates of
naturalisation relating to, persons deprived of citizenship
under this Act, and for requiring such certificates to be
delivered up for those purposes;
Not applicable locally. See British Nationality Act (Offences
Penalties and Fees) Ordinance 1950.







British Nationality. Act, 1948.


(f) for the registration by consular officers or other officers
in the service of His Majesty's government in the United
Kingdom of the births and deaths of persons of any class
or description born or dying in a protected state or foreign
country;
(g) for enabling the births and deaths of citizens of the
United Kingdom and Colonies and British protected
persons born or dying in any country in which His
Majesty's government in the United Kingdom has for the
time being no diplomatic or consular representatives to be
registered by persons serving in the diplomatic, consular
or other foreign service of any country which, by
arrangement with His Majesty's government in the
United Kingdom, has undertaken to represent that
government's interest in that country, or by a person
authorsied in that behalf by the Secretary of State;
(h) with the consent of the Treasury, for the imposition and
recovery of fees in respect of any application made to the
Secretary of State under this Act or in respect of any
registration, or the making of any declaration, or the grant
of any certificate, or the taking of any oath of allegiance,
authorised to be made, granted or taken by or under this
Act, and in respect of supplying a certified or other copy
of any notice, certificate, order, declaration or entry,
given, granted or made as aforesaid; and for the
application of any such fees.
(2) His Majesty may by Order in Council provide for the
application, with such adaptations and modifications as may be
necessary, to births and deaths registered in accordance with
regulations made under paragraphs (f) and (g) of the last
foregoing subsection, or registered at a consulate of His Majesty
in accordance with regulations made under the British Nationality
and Status of Aliens Acts, 1914 to 1943, or in accordance with
instructions of the Secretary of State, of the Births and Deaths
Registration Acts, 1836 to 1947, the Registration of Births, Deaths
and Marriages (Scotland) Acts, 1854 to 1938, or any Act (including
any Act, whether passed before or after the commencement of
this Act, of the Parliament of Nlorthern Ireland) for the time
being in force in Northern Ireland relating to the registration of
births and deaths; and any such Order in Council may exclude,
in relation to births and deaths so registered, any of the
provisions of section twenty-seven of this Act.
(3) The Secretary of State or, as the case may be, the
Governor of any colony, protectorate or United Kingdom trust
territory may make rules for the practice and procedure to be
followed in connection with references under this Act to a
committee of inquiry; and such rules may, in particular, provide
for conferring on any such committee any powers, rights or
privileges of any court, ard for enabling any powers so conferred
to be exercised by one or more members of the committee.


PART III.-cont.


11 & 12 GEO. 6.


CH. 56.







British Nationality Act, 1948. 11 & 12 GEo. 6.


PART III.-cont.




Protectorates
and protected
states.












Assimilation
of status of
natural-born
and other
British subjects
under existing
enactments.

Interpretation.


(4) Any power of the Secretary of State to make regulations
or rules under this Act shall be exercised by statutory instrument.
(5) Any Order in Council made under this Act may be
revoked or varied by a subsequent Order in Council.
30.-(1) His Majesty may, in relation to the states and
territories under His protection through His government in the
United Kingdom, by Order in Council declare which -of those
states and territories are protectorates and which of them are
protected states for the purposes of this Act.
(2) His Majesty may by Order in Council apply the provisions
of this Act to the New Hebrides and to Canton Island as if they
were protected states.
(3) His Majesty may by Order in Council direct that in this
Act any reference specified in the Order to protectorates shall be
construed as including a reference to such protected states as
may be so specified, and that in relation to any protected state so
specified any reference in this Act to the Governor shall be
construed as including a reference to such person as may be
specified in the Order.
31. For the purpose of assimilating the rights and liabilities
of natural-born and other British subjects under the enactments
specified in Part I of the Fourth Schedule to this Act, those
enactments are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the
third column of that Part.


32.-(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,
the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively
ascribed to them, that is to say :-
"Alien '; means a person who is not a British subject, a British
protected person or a citizen of Eire;
Australia includes the territories of Papua and the territory
of Norfolk Island;
British protected person means a person who is a member
of a class of persons declared by Order in Council made in
relation to any protectorate, protected state, mandated
territory or trust territory to be for the purposes of this
Act British protected persons by virtue of their connection
with that protectorate, state or territory;
"Colony" does not include any country mentioned in
subsection (3) of section one of this Act;
Crown service under His Majesty's government in the United
Kingdom" means the service of the Crown under His
Majesty's government in the United Kingdom, or under
His Majesty's government in Northern Ireland, or under
the government of any colony, protectorate, protected
state, United Kingdom mandated territory or United
Kingdom trust territory, whether such service is in any
part of His Majesty's dominions or elsewhere;


CH. 56.






11 & 12 GEO. 6. British Nationality Act, 1948.


" Foreign country" means a country other than the United
Kingdom, a colony, a country mentioned in subsection (3)
of section one of this Act, Eire, a protectorate, a protected
state, a mandated territory and a trust territory;
" Governor ", 'in relation to a colony, protectorate or United
Kingdom trust territory, includes the officer for the time
being administering the government of that colony,
protectorate or territory, and includes the person for the
time being exercising the functions of British Resident at
Zanzibar;
" Mandated territory means a territory administered by the
government of any part of His Majesty's dominions in
accordance with a mandate from the League of Nations;
"Minor" means a person who has not attained the age of
twenty-one years;
"Naturalised person means a person who became a British
subject or citizen of Eire by virtue of a certificate of
naturalisation granted to him or in which his name was
included;
"Person naturalised in the United Kingdom and Colonies"
means-
(a) in relation to a person naturalised after the
commencement of this Act, a person to whom a certificate
of. naturalisation has been granted by the Secretary of
State or by the Governor of a colony, protectorate or
United Kingdom trust territory;
(b) in relation to a person naturalised before the
commencement of this Act,
(i) a person to whom a certificate of naturalisation
was granted by the Secretary of State, or, under
section eight of the British Nationality and
Status of Aliens Act, 1914, by the government of
any British possession other than the countries
mentioned in subsection (3) of section one of
this Act, or
(ii) a person who by virtue of subsection (2) of
section twenty-seven of the British Nationality
and Status of Aliens Act, 1914, is deemed to be a
person to whom a certificate of naturalisation
was granted, if the certificate of naturalisation
in which his name was included was granted by
the Secretary of State or by the government of
any such British possession as aforesaid or if he
was deemed .to be a naturalised British subject
by reason of his residence with his father or
mother;
"Prescribed". means prescribed by regulations made under
.. this Act;


PART III.-cont.


CH. 56.







British Nationality Act, 1948. 11 & 12 GEO. 6.


PART III.-cont.
























26 Geo. 5 &
1 Edw. 8. c. 2.


"Protected state" and "protectorate" have the meaning
assigned to them by section thirty of this Act;
"Trust territory" means a territory administered by the
government of any part of His Majesty's dominions under
the trusteeship system of the United Nations;
United Kingdom consulate" means the office of a consular
officer of His Majesty's government in the United
Kingdom where a register of births is kept, or where there
is no such office, such office as maybe prescribed;
"United Kingdom mandated territory and United Kingdom.
trust territory" mean respectively a mandated territory
and a trust territory administered by His Majesty's
government in the United Kingdom.
(2) Subject to the provisions of section twenty-three of this
Act, any reference in this Act to a child shall be construed as a
reference to. a legitimate child; and the expressions "father",
" ancestor" and descended shall be construed accordingly.
(3) References in this Act to any country mentioned in sub-
section (3) of section one of this Act shall include references to
the dependencies of that country.
(4) Any reference in this Act to India, being a reference to a
state of affairs existing before the fifteenth day of August,
nineteen hundred and forty-seven, shall be construed as a
reference to British India as defined by section three hundred
and eleven of the Government of India Act, 1935.
(5) For the purposes of this Act, a person born aboard a
registered ship or aircraft, or aboard an unregistered ship or
aircraft of the government of any country, shall be deemed to
have been born in the place in which the ship or aircraft was
registered or, as the case may be, in that country.
(6) For the purposes of this Act, any person who, by the law
in force immediately before the commencement of this Act in any
colony or protectorate, enjoyed the privileges of naturalisation
within that colony or protectorate only shall be deemed to have
become immediately before the commencement of this Act a
British subject and a person naturalised in the United Kingdom
and Colonies.
(7) A person shall, in relation, to any country mentioned in
subsection (3) of section one of this Act in which a citizenship
law has not taken effect at the date of the commencement of this
Act, be deemed for the purposes of this Act to be potentially a
citizen of that country at that date if he, or his nearest ancestor
in the male line who acquired British nationality otherwise than
by reason of his parentage, acquired British nationality by any
of the following means, that is to say-
(a) by birth within the territory comprised at the date of the
commencement of this Act in that country; or
(b) by virtue of a certificate of naturalisation granted by the
government of that country; or


CH. 56.







11 & 12 GEO. 6. British Nationality Act, 1948.


(c) by virtue of the annexation of any territory included at
the date of the commencement of this Act in that
country;
and a woman shall, in addition, be deemed for the purposes of
this Act to be at the commencement of this Act potentially a
citizen of any country mentioned in subsection (3) of section one
of this Act if any person to whom she has been married is, or
would but for his death have been, potentially a citizen thereof
at that date.
(8) In this Act the expression citizenship law" in relation
to any country mentioned in subsection (3) of section one of this
Act means an enactment of the legislature of that country
declared by order of the Secretary of State made by statutory
instrument at the request of the government of that country to
be an enactment making provision for citizenship thereof; and a
citizenship law shall be deemed for the purposes of this Act to
have taken effect in a country on the date which the Secretary
of State by order so made at the request of the government of
that country declares to be the date on which it took effect.
(9) A person shall for the purposes of this Act be of full age
if he has attained the age of twenty-one years and of full capacity
if he is not of unsound mind.
(10) For the purposes of this Act, a person shall be deemed
not to have attained a given age until the co.- mencement of the
relevant anniversary of the day of his birth.
(11) Any reference in this Act to any other Act shall, unless
the context otherwise requires, be construed as a reference to
that Act as amended by or under any other enactment.
33.-(1) References in this Act to colonies shall be construed
as including references to the Channel Islands and the Isle of
Man; and in its application to those islands this Act shall have
effect as if references to the Governor included references to the
Lieutenant-Governor.
(2) A citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies may, if on
the ground of his connection with the Channel Islands or the Isle
of Man he so desires, be known as a citizen of the United
Kingdom, Islands and Colonies.
34.-(1) This Act may be cited as the British Nationality Act,
1948.
(2) This Act shall come into force on the first day of January,
nineteen hundred and forty-nine.
(3) Subject to the provisions of section seventeen of, and the
Third Schedule to, this Act, the enactments specified in Part II
of the Fourth Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the
extent specified in the third column of that Part :
Provided that the British Nationality and Status of Aliens
Acts, 1914 to 1943, so far as they extend to Newfoundland and
Southern Rhodesia, shall continue in force in each of those
countries until provision to the contrary is made by the
legislature thereof.


PART II.-cant.



























Channel
Islands and
Isle of Man.






Short title,
commencement
and repeal.


CM. 56.





Joo
.. C. 56. British Nationality Act, 1948. 11 & 12 GEo. 6.
SCHEDULES.

Sections 6 FIRST SCHEDULE.
and 10.
OATH OF ALLEGIANCE.
I, A.B., swear by Almighty God that I will be faithful and
bear true allegiance to His Majesty King George the Sixth His
Heirs and Successors according to law.

Section 10. SECOND SCHEDULE.

QUALIFICATION FOR NATURALISATION.
Aliens.
1. Subject to the provisions of the next following paragraph,
the qualifications for naturalisation of an alien who applies
therefore are:-
(a) that he has either resided in the United Kingdom or been
in Crown service under His Majesty's government in the
United Kingdom, or partly the one and partly the other,
throughout the period of twelve months immediately
preceding the date of the application; and
(b) that during the seven years immediately preceding the
said period of twelve months he has either resided in the
United Kingdom or any colony, protectorate, United
Kingdom mandated territory or United Kingdom trust
territory or been in Crown service as aforesaid, or partly
the one and partly the other, for periods amounting in
the aggregate to not less than four years; and
(c) that he is of good character; and
(d) that he has sufficient knowledge of the English language,
arid
(e) that he intends in the event of a certificate being granted
to him-
(i) to reside in the United Kingdom or in any colony,
protectorate or United Kingdom trust territory or in the
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan; or
(ii) to enter into or continue in Crown service under
His Majesty's government in the United Kingdom, or
under the government of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, or
service under an international organisation of which His
l Majesty's government in the United Kingdom is a member,
or service in the employment of a society, company or
'body of persons established in the United Kingdom or
established in any colony, protectorate or United Kingdom
trust territory.
2. The Secretary of State may if in the special circumstances
.of a prt cuar" case he thinks At-
up,' cuai





101

11 & 12 GEO. 6. British Nationality Act, 1948. CH. 56.
(a) allow a continuous period of twelve months ending not 2ND. 'Sck.-_-6it.'
more than six months before the date of the application
to be reckoned, for the purposes of sub-paragraph (a) of
the last foregoing paragraph, as if it had immediately
preceded that date;
(b) allow residence in any country mentioned in subsection
(3) of section one of this Act or in Eire, or- in any
mandated territory or trust territory, or in the Anglo-
Egyptian Sudan, or residence in Burma before the fourth
day of January, nineteen hundred and forty-eight, to be
reckoned for the purposes of sub-paragraph (b) of the last
foregoing paragraph;
(c) allow service under the government of any country
mentioned in the said subsection (3), or of any state,
province or territory thereof, or under the government of
the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, or service before the fourth
day 6f January, nineteen hundred and forty-eight, under
the government of Burma, to be reckoned for the purposes
of the said sub-paragraph (b) as if it had been Crown
service under His Majesty's. government in the United
Kingdom;
(d) allow periods of residence or service earlier than eight
years before the date of the application to be reckoned in
computing the aggregate mentioned in the said sub-
paragraph (b).
British protected persons.
3. The qualifications for naturalisation of a British protected
person who applies therefore are :-
(a) that he is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and
has been so resident throughout the period of twelve
months, or such shorter period as the Secretary of State
may in the special circumstances of any case accept,
immediately preceding his application; or
(b) that he is in Crown service under His Majesty's government
in the United Kingdom, and
the qualifications specified in sub-paragraphs (c) (d) and (e) of
paragraph 1 of this Schedule.
Application to colonies, protectorates and trust territories.
4. The foregoing provisions of this Schedule shall, in their
application to any colony, protectorate or United Kingdom trust
territory, have effect as if-
(a) for any references therein to the Secretary of State there
were substituted references to the Governor of that colony,
protectorate or territory;
(b) for the reference in sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph 1 and
sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph 3 thereof to residence in
the United Kingdom there were substituted a reference to
residence in that colony, protectorate or territory; and







CH. 56. British Nationality Act, 1948. 11 & 12 GEO. 6.
2ND. SCH.-cont. (c) for the reference therein to the English language there
were substituted, in the case of a British. protected person,
a reference to the English language or any other language
in current use in that colony, protectorate or territory,
and, in the case of an alien, a reference to the English
language or any language recognized in that colony,
protectorate or territory as being on an equality with the
English language.

Section 13. THIRD SCHEDULE.

BRITISH SUBJECTS WITHOUT CITIZENSHIP UNDER SECTION THIRTEEN
OF THIS ACT.
1. The law in force before the commencement of this Act
relating to British nationality shall continue to apply to a person
while he remains a British subject without citizenship by virtue
of section thirteen of this Act as if this Act had not been passed :
Provided that-
(a) if that person is a male, nothing in this paragraph shall
confer British nationality on any woman whom he marries
during the period that he is a British subject without
citizenship, or on any child born to him during that
period;
(b) he shall not, by becoming naturalised in a foreign state,
be deemed to have ceased to be a British subject by virtue
of section thirteen of the British Nationality and Status
of Aliens Act, 1914.
(c) so long as a woman remains a British subject without
citizenship as aforesaid she shall not on marriage to an
alien cease to be a British subject.
2. So long as a person remains a British subject without
citizenship by virtue of section thirteen of this Act he shall be
treated for the purposes of any application made by him for
registration as a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies
under sections six to nine of this Act as if he were a citizen of one
of the countries mentioned in subsection (3) of section one of this
Act.
3. If while a male person remains a British subject without
citizenship by virtue of section thirteen of this Act a child is born
to him, the child shall, unless the child has previously become a
citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies, or of any country
mentioned in subsection (3) of section one of this Act or of Eire,
become a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies if and when
the father becomes, or would but for his death have become, such
a citizen; and a male person who becomes a citizen of the United
Kingdom and Colonies by virtue of this paragraph shall be
deemed for the purposes of the proviso to subsection (1) of section
five of this Act to be a citizen thereof by descent only.







11 & 12 GEO. 6. British Nationality Act, 1948.
FOURTH SCHEDULE.


CH. M.


ENACTMENTS REPEALED.
PART I.
ENACTMENTS RELATING TO NATURAL-BORN BRITISH SUBJECTS.

Session and Short Title, etc. Extent of Repeal.
Chapter. i


11 Will. 3. c. 7.





12 & 13 Will. 3.
c. 2.







18 Geo. 2. c. 30.



21 & 22 Vict.
c. 93.

31 & 32 Vict.
c. 20.



33 & 34 Vict.
c. 77.



57 & 58 Vict.
c. 60.





15 & 16 Geo. 5.
c. 49.


An Act for the more ef- In section seven, the
fectual Suppression words naturall
of Piracy. borne and or deni-
zens of this King-
dome ".

The Act of Settlement. In section three, the
words from That
after the said limita-
tion shall take effect"
to in trust for him"
so far as they relate
to British subjects
and citizens of Eire.

The Piracy Act, 1744. In section one, the
words "natural born"
and "or denizens ".


The Legitimacy Decla- In section nine, the
ration Act, 1858. words "natural-born"


The Legitimacy Dec-
laration Act (Ire-
land), 1868.


The Jurics Act, 1870.




The Merchant Ship-
ping Act, 1894.





The Supreme Court of
Judicature (Consoli-
dation) Act, 1925.


in sections one and two
the words "natural-
born wherever they
occur.

In section eight, the
words "natural-born"
in both places where
they occur.

In section one, the
words "natural-born"
in the first place
where they occur, pa-
ragraphs (b) and (c)
and the proviso.

In section one hundred
and eighty-eight, the
words "natural-born"
wherever they occur.


Section 31.






104


Bfitish Nationality Act, 1948. 11 & 12 GEO. 6.

PART II.
OTHER ENACTMENTS.


Session and Short-Title, etc. Extent of Repeal.
Chapter.


4 & 5 A ti.
c. 16.





35 & 36 Vict.
c. 39.



4 & 5 Geo. 5.
c. 17.


8 & 9 Geo. 5.
c. 38.


12 & 13 Geo. 5.
c. 44.

16 & 17 Geo. 5.
c. 60.
23 & 24 Geo. 5.
c. 4.


An Act for the Natur- The whole Act.
alization of the Most
Excellent Princess So-
phia Electress and
Dutchess Dowager of
Hanover and the
Issue of her Body.
T h e Naturalization The whole Act.
Act. 1872.


The Army Act.


The British Nationac-
ity and Status of
Aliens Act, 1914.












The Air Force Act.


The British National-
ity and Status of
Aliens Act, 1918.

The British National-'
ity and Status of
Aliens Act, 1922.
The Legitimacy Act,
1926.
The Evidence (For-
eign, Dominion and
Colonial Documents)
Act, 1933.


CH. 5..


Section 314.


In section ninety-five,
the words "natural-
born ".
Sections one to s-xteen.
In sections seventeen
and. eighteen, the
words "natural-born"
wherever they occur.
Sections nineteen to
twenty-six.
Section twenty-seven, ex-
cept so far as it de-
fines the expression
alien ".
In section twenty-eight,
the words "British
Nationality and".
The Schedules.
In section ninety-five,
the words "natural-
born ".
The whole Act.



The whole Act.


In section two, the
words "natural-born".
Section two.





105

11 & 12 GEO. 6. .British Nationality Act, 1948. CH. 53.

Sessionand Short Title, etc. xtent of Repeal.
Chapter.

23 & 24 Geo. 5. The British National- The whole Act.
c. 49. ity and Status of
Aliens Act, 1933.

6 & 7 Geo. 6. The British National- The whole Act.
c. 14. ity and Status of
Aliens Act, 1943.

11 & 12 Gee. 6. The Ceylon Independ- Paragraph 1 of the Sec-
c. 7. ence Act, 1947. ond Schedule.


[ Price. 28 cts.


4TH. SCH.-cont.



















SAINT VINCENT.

No. of 1950.

BILL FOR

AN ORDINANCE to implement an agreement to provide for a
uniform currency in the Eastern Group of the British
Caribbean Territories.

r 1

WHEREAS Government currency notes are issued in the Colony
of Barbados under the authority of the -Government Currency
Notes (Barbados) Act, 1937, in the Colony of British Guiana under
the authority of the Government Currency Notes Ordinance, 1937,
and in the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago under the authority of
the Government Currency Notes Ordinance;

AND WHEREAS by enactments of the Colonies of Barbados,
British Guiana and Trinidad and Tobago, government currency
notes issued in any one of them are legal tender in all of them
for the payment of any amount;

AND WHEREAS by enactments of the Colonies of the Leeward
Islands and of the Colonies of Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and
Dominica comprising the Windward Islands, government currency
notes issued in the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago are legal
tender in the Leeward Islands and in the Windward Islands for
the payment of any amount;

AND WHEREAS the Currency Conference held at Barbados in
May, 1946, recommended in their Report that a unified system of
currency notes and coin for the Eastern Group of the British
Caribbean Territories, that is to say, Barbados, British Guiana,
the Lecward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Grenada, St.
Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica comprising the Windward
Islands, be established;


3^8* ^Z^


No. 12-1937
(Barbados)
No. 14 of 1937
(British
Guiana).
Chapter 35
No. 2
(Trinidad)









Currency 1950.


first
Schedule.



Short title.


Interpretation.


Agreement to
have the force
of law.
First Schedule.







Board to have
sole right to
issue and
re-issue currency
notes and coin
in the Colony.


AND WHEREAS the Legislatures of the respective Colonies
comprising the Eastern Group of the British Caribbean
Territories have, by resolution, approved of the establishment, in
accordance with the recommendations contained in the Report
of the Currency Conference, of a unified system of currency notes
and coin for the Eastern Group of the British Caribbean
Territories;

AND WHEREAS the recommendations of the Currency
Conference are embodied in the Agreement the terms of which
are set out in the First Schedule to this Ordinance :

Be it therefore enacted by the Governor with the advice and
consent of the Legislative Council of Saint Vincent as follows :-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Currency Ordinance,
1950.

2. In this Ordinance-
"Agreement" means the Agreement set out in the First
Schedule hereto;
Board" means the Board of Commissioners established in
accordance with the terms of the Agreement;
Coin means any. coin provided, issued or re-issued under the
provisions of this Ordinance;
Currency note means any note provided, issued or re-issued
under the provisions of this Ordinance;
Currency fund" means the currency fund established in
accordance with Article 3 of the Agreement.
"Income account" means the currency fund income account
established in accordance with Article 4 of the Agreement.

3. The provisions of the Agreement set out in the First
Schedule hereto, made between the Governments of the Colonies
of-
(a) Barbados,
(b) .British Guiana,
(c) the Leeward Islands,
(d) Trinidad and Tobago,
(e) Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica comprising
the Windward Islands-
shall have the force of law as if enacted in this Ordinance.

4. (1) On the commencement of this Ordinance, in so far as
it relates to Currency notes, the Board shall, subject to the
provisions of this Ordinance, have the sole right, power and
authority to provide, issue and re-issue Currency notes in the
Colony.


Currency


1950.










Currency 1951).


.-. No.


(2) Currency Notes which are legal tender in this Colony by
virtue of the Trinidad Currency Notes Ordinance, 1936, shall be
deemed for the purposes of this Ordinance to have been issued
under this Ordinance.
(3) On the commencement of this Ordinance, in so far as it
,relates -to Coin, the Board shall subject to the provisions of this
Ordinance have the sole right and power and authority to provide
issue and re-issue Coin in the Colony.

5. (1) Currency notes issued under this Ordinance shall be
of the denominations specified in the Agreement, and be of such
form-and design, and printed from such plates and on such paper
*and be authenticated in such manner as may, from time to time,
be'approved by the Secretary of State.
(2) The plates shall be prepared and kept, and the notes
printed, authenticated, issued and cancelled in the manner and
in accordance with conditions prescribed by Regulations made
under section twelve for the purpose of preventing fraud and
improper use.
(3) The Governor may, after consultation with the Board
and with the approval of the Secretary of State, make regulations
amending the Second Schedule hereto.

6. (i) Currency notes shall be legal tender in the Colony for
the payment of any amount.
(2) Coin shall, if the coins have not been illegally dealt with,
be legal tender to an amount not exceeding in the case of coins of
a denomination of not less than twenty cents, ten dollars and in
the case of coins of a lower denomination, two dollars.
(3) For the purposes of this Ordinance, a coin shall be
-deemed to have been illegally dealt with where the coin has been
impaired, diminished or lightened otherwise than by fair wear
and tear, or:has been defaced by having any name, word, device
or number stamped or engraved thereon, whether the coin has or
has not been thereby diminished or lightened.

7. (1) The Board shall issue on demand to any person
desiring to receive currency notes in the Colony, currency notes
to the equivalent value (at the rate of one dollar for four shillings
and two pence) of sums in sterling lodged with the Crown Agents
in London by the said person, and shall pay on demand through
the Crown Agents to any person desiring to receive sterling in
'London, the equivalent value calculated as aforesaid of currency
'hbtes lodged with the Board in the Colony by the said person :
Provided that-
(a) no person shall be entitled to lodge with the Crown Agents
or the Board as the case may be less than such minimum
sum as may from time to time be prescribed for the
purpose of obtaining currency notes, or sterling as the case
iiay be; and


No. 14 of 1936.







Issue and form
of currency
notes and coin.











Legal tender.












Conversion of
currency notes
and coin into
sterling and
vice versa.


1950.


Currency









Currency


Meeting of
deficiencies in
Fund or Income
Account.


Demonetisation
of currency
notes and coin.








Bills and notes
payable to
bearer on
demand.


(b) the Board shall be entitled to charge and levy from any
person obtaining currency notes or sterling commission at
such rate or races as the Board may think fit not
exceeding three quarters per centum and in addition, the
cost of any telegrams sent by the Board or by the Crown
Agents in connection-with any transfer as above described.
(2) The Board may, at its option, issue and receive coin in
the same manner and subject to the same conditions as are
prescribed in subsection (1) of this section for the issue and
receipt of currency notes.

8. Any sum which is required to meet any deficiency in the
Currency Fund or the Income Account and which the Colony is
liable to make good under the terms of the Agreement shall
forthwith on the demand of the Board be issued under the
warrant of the Governor out of the general revenue.

9. The Governor may, after consultation with the Board, by
Proclamation issued with the approval of the Secretary of State,
declare that any currency notes or coin shall cease to be legal
tender and provide for any matters incidental to the calling in
and demonetisation of such notes or -coin, and any such
Proclamation shall have effect as from the date thereof or from
such later date as may be specified; Provided that the holders of
any such notes or coin shall be entitled at any time after they
have ceased to be legal tender to claim payment of the face value
thereof from the Board.

10. (1) On the commencement of this Ordinance in so far
as it relates to currency notes no person shall draw, accept, make.
or issue any bill of exchange, promissory note or engagement for
the payment of money payable to bearer on demand or borrow,
owe or take up any sum or sums of money on any bill of exchange,
promissory note or engagement for the payment of money
payable only to bearer on demand of any such person;
Provided that-
(a) cheques or drafts payable to bearer on demand may be
drawn on bankers or agents by their customers or
constituents in respect of moneys in the hands of these
bankers or agents held by them at the disposal of the
person drawing such cheques or drafts; and
(b) bank notes issued before the commencement of this
Ordinance by banks duly authorised by law so to do shall
be exempt from the operation of this section.
(2) Any person contravening the provisions of this section
shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any other law,
be liable on summary conviction to a fine of two hundred and
fifty dollars or of a sum equal to twice the amount of the bill, note
or engagement in respect whereof the offence is committed,


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whichever is the greater, notwithstanding that the amount of
such fine may be in excess of the ordinary jurisdiction of a
magistrate's court.
(3) A prosecution under this section shall not be instituted
except by the Board or by an agent duly authorised by the Board
in writing.


11. For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that a
currency note under this Ordinance is within the meaning of-
(a) "bank note in sections 231, 233 and 234 of the Indictable
Offences Ordinance; and in section 3 of the Counterfeit
Currency (Convention) Ordinance, 1937; and in subsection
(4) of section 5 of the Indictable Offences (Magistrates
Procedure) Ordinance;
(b) "currency note" in section 5 of the Trinidad Currency
Notes Ordinance, 1936;
(c) Trinidad Currency Note" in subsection (2) of section 7
of the Trinidad Currency Notes Ordinance, 1936; and
(d) note in the ninth line of section 232 of the Indictable
Offences Ordinance.

12. The Governor may, after consultation with the Board
and with the approval of the Secretary of State, make
Regulations:-
(a) prescribing anything which by this Ordinance is to be
prescribed; and
(b) generally for the better carrying into effect of the
provisions of this Ordinance.

13. Nothing in this Ordinance shall be construed as
affecting any rights which Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial
and Overseas), formerly the Colonial Bank, may have at the
commencement of this Ordinance to issue or re-issue bank notes
in the Colony.

14. (1) This Ordinance, in so far as it relates to currency
notes, shall come into operation on such date as the Governor
shall by Proclamation published in the Gazette.
(2) This Ordinance, in so far as it relates to coin, shall come
into operation on such date as the Governor shall by Proclamation
published in the Gazette.

FIRST SCHEDULE.
An Agreement made between the Governments of the Colonies
of Barbados, British Guiana, the Leeward Islands, Trinidad and
Tobago, and the Colonies of Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and
Dominica, comprising the Windward Islands.


Currency Note
under this
Ordinance.
Cap. 24.
No. 5 of 1937.


Cap. 15.
No. 14 of 1936.
No. 14 of 1936.

Cap. 24.


Regulations.


Saving.


Commencement.


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i.' (.1'u, rency


:* Whereas:it is desired to constitute a Board of Commissioners
'to-provide:-for and control the supply of currency to the
territories administered by the Governments participating in this
AAgreement:
-It-is'hereby agreed as follows :-

Constitution 1. (1) There shall be constituted a Board of Commissioners
of-:.Board of of Cu rrency 'to be styled :the "Board of Commissioners of
Commissioners Currency,. British Caribbean Territories (Eastern Group) "
of Currency. -(hereinafter referred to as "The Board ") which shall consist of
five-. members to be appointed by the Secretary of State, the
.Governors of .Barbados, British Guiana, the Leeward Islands,
:Trinidadrand Tobago and the Windward Islands, each having the
right to nominate one such member to represent his respective
territory.
(2) The Board shall elect one of its number to be Chairman.
(3) The term of office of the members and the Chairman
.shall be three years,' subject to their 'continuing resident within
the territory they respectively represent. Subject 'to the foregoing
:cbitiditions,each member'shall be eligible for re-appointment.
(4) In addition to the five members "appointed under
paragraph (1) there 'shall be an Executive Officer of the Board of
-which, he "shall be a member with- the title of "Executive
Coinimissioner" and the right to vote. The said Executive
Commissioner shall be appointed by the Secretary of State. He
'shall be responsible, -subject to the direction of the Board, for all
executive matters connected .with the procurement, issue,
,retirementF distribution and holding of the Board's notes and
coin.
(5) The Chairman and members of the Board shall be paid
such remuneration and allowances as may from:timie to time be
determined by- the Secretary of State.
(6) -Any 'duty devolving, and any power conferred on the
Board- may be-discharged or exercised by any' three members;'and,
in the absence of the Chairman elected under paragraph (2)
members may for the purpose of any particular meeting elect a
'(hairinan ad- hoc. 'The Chairman shall have an original and a
Gasting: vote.
(7) The Board shall establish its headquarters at Trinidad,
aand offices at. such' other' places as may be'required and may
-nmployr'uch agents, officers' and persons 'as may be required.
(8) If any member of the Board is for the' time being'unable
to act, the Governor, by' whom he has been nominated, may
appoint a fit person to act in hi' place during such inability.
it (9.)i "iheBoard'and its -officers and'servants shall be deemed
"to be public-servantsfor :the purpose of the criminal law in force
incthe territoriess of: the participating, Governments.


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2. (1) The Board shall have the sole right*to issue.currency
notesand coin in the territories administered by the participating .
Governments. who shall not issue any such notes or coin- nor.
authorise such issue by other persons. -
(2) The Board:shall, assume all the liabilities, obligations and
responsibilities. of. the currency authorities .of Barbados, British
Guiana and Trinidad and Tobago with respect to the Government
currency notes which, have been.issued and. are.in circulation on
the .coming into; force, of this .Agreement. The said.-.currency
authorities shall transfer to the Board sterling in London or
investments out of..the .existing respective Note Security Funds to
an aggregate market value. agreed by the Board.,to be the
equivalent of the amount of the note liability so assumed by the
Board..:
(3) The Governments of Barbados, British Guiana ... and.
Trinidad and Tobago shall take all necessary measures to
dem-onetise and facilitate the withdrawal by the Board :of the
currency notes issued by their respective currency authorities and
in circulation and shall in due course repeal the Ordinances under
the authority of which such notes have been issued.
(4) The participating Governments as and when circumstances
permit shall- demonetise and procure the withdrawal and.
appropriate disposal, under arrangements with His Majesty's
Government in the United Kingdom, of the United Kingdom coin
now in current circulation in the territories administered -by
them. ....
(5) The notes and coin to be issued by the Board shall be in
the following denominations :-


Notes
100 dollars
20 dollars
10 dollars
5 dollars
2 dollars
1 dollar


Board to have
sole right to
issue currency.


Coin
50 cents
20 cents
10 cents
5 cents
1 cent
1/2 cent


Provided that notes and coin of other denominations may be
issued as required with the approval of the Secretary of State;
such notes and coin to be in dollars at the rate of 100 cents for
each dollar of the value equivalent to four shillings and two pence
of sterling in London.

3. (1) The Board shall establish and maintain a Fund to be
called "The Currency Fund" (hereinafter referred to as "The
Fund ") which shall be held in London by the Crown Agents for
meeting the redemption of currency, and shall not be applied for
any other purposes except as provided in this Agreement.


Currency, ,.
Fund.










(2) The sterling in London or investments transferred to the
Board in accordance with Article 2 (2) of this Agreement shall be
held for the account of the Fund which shall be credited with the
amount thereof at the agreed aggregate market value.
(3) There shall further be paid into the Fund :
(a) all sterling received in exchange for currency notes or
coin;
(b) the proceeds of any transactions under paragraph 6 of
this Article, less all expenses incurred in connection
therewith.


Currency
Fund Income
Account.


(4) The Fund may be invested in sterling securities of or
guaranteed by the Government of any part of the British Empire
(except the participating Governments) or such other securities
as, with the approval of the Secretary of State, may be selected
by the Crown Agents;
Provided that a. proportion of the Fund shall be held in London
in liquid form and such proportion may be determined and varied
from time to time with the approval of the Secretary of State by
the Board.
(5) The liquid portion of the Fund may be held in cash or on
deposit at the Bank of England or in Treasury Bills or may be
lent out at call or for short terms in such ways or invested in such
readily realizable securities as may be approved by the Secretary
of State.
(6) Notwithstanding anything in the preceding paragraphs
contained, the Board may-
(a) use any coins held for the account of the Fund for the
purpose of having them re-minted and coined into current
coin;
(b) pay from the fund the cost of the purchase of metal to be
minted into current coin; and
(c) sell any coins held for the account of the Fund, provided
that the proceeds of any such transactions shall be paid
into the Fund.
(7) The value of the Fund for any of the purposes of this
Agreement shall be the current realizable value of the whole of
the assets held in the Fund, investments of the Fund being valued
at the current market price at the time of valuation.

4. (1) The Board shall open and maintain an account to be
called the "Currency Fund Income Account" (hereinafter
referred to as the Income Account ") into which shall be paid
all dividends, interest or other revenue derived from investments
or from the employment in any other manner of the moneys of
the Fund and all commissions paid to the Board in connection
with the issue or redemption of currency notes or coin.


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(2) There shall be charged upon the Income Account-
(a) all the expenses other than the expenses referred to in
Article 3 incurred by the Board and by the Crown Agents
in the preparation, transport, issue, redemption and
demonetization of currency notes and coin and the
transaction of any business relating thereto;
(b) any expenses incurred by the Board for the protection of
the currency against counterfeiting or forgery of coins or
notes; and
(c) a sum equal to one per centum of the value of the Fund at
the end of each sear calculated in accordance with Article
3 (7) of this Agreement wnich shall be paid annually into
the Fund.
Provided that the Board may with the approval of the
Secretary of State direct that any expenditure of an exceptional
nature may be charged upon the Fund and not upon the Income
Account.
(3) If on the last day in any year there is a surplus in the
Income Account it shall be paid to the credit of an account to be
called the "British Caribbean Territories (Eastern Group)
(Currency Surplus) Account" (hereinafter referred to as the
" Surplus Account ") to be set up as provided in Article 5 of this
Agreement; but if on the last day in any year there is a deficiency
in the Income Account, it shall be met according to the scale
prescribed in Article 5 (2) from any sums standing to the credit
of the Governments concerned in the Surplus Account or from
moneys to be appropriated and paid from th revenues of the
Governments. If any Government should default on any
payment due under this paragraph, the amount in default may be
recovered from any subsequent payment due to that Government
out of the Surplus Account as provided in Article 5 of this
Agreement.
Provided that-
(a) if on the last day in any year the face value of the
currency notes and current coin in circulation exceeds the
value of the Fund calculated in accordance with Article 3
(7) of this Agreement, there shall be paid into the Fund
the whole of the said surplus in the Income Account or
such part thereof as shall make up the moneys of the Fund
as aforesaid to an amount equal to the face value ol the
currency notes and current coin in circulation; and
(b) if on the last day in any year, the value of the Fund so
calculated exceeds one hundred and ten per centum of the
face value of the currency notes and current coin in
circulation, the Board may with the sanction of the
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No. Currency 1950.

(i) that the whole or part of the excess over one
hundred and ten per centum shall be transferred
Irom the Fund to the Income Account; and
(ii) that the annual appropriation out of the Income
Account of the one per centum aforesaid shall be
wholly or partially discontinued for so long as it shall
appear that the necessity for such annual
appropriation no longer exists.

British 5. (1) There shall be set up a British Caribbean Territories
Caribbean (Eastern Group i (Currency Surplus) Account, into which shall be
Territories paid any surplus in the Income Account arising as provided in
(Eastern Article 4.
Group). (2) The participating Governments shall be entitled to share
in the surplus Account according'to the following scale :-
Trinidad and Tobago 55 per cent
British Guiana 25
Larbados 10 "
Leeward Islands :
Antigua 1-8
St. Kitts 1-6
Montserrat 0-6 4

Windward Islands :
St. Lucia 2-4
Dominica 0*9
St. Vincent 1*2
Grenada 1-5 6


100 per cent
Provided that it, on the expiration of a period of two years
of the quinquennial period commencing from the first day of
January, 1951, a new scale is agreed upon, that new scale should
be substituted for the above, and shall remain in force until the
end-of the quinquennial period; but, provided further, that if at
the end of any such quinquennial period, no such agreement is
reached, the scale then in force shall continue in operation for
the next quinquennial period.
(3) Each of the participating Governments shall authorise
from time to time the Board to pay out of its share of the sums
standing to the credit of the Surplus Account, its share of such
charges in addition to the charges referred to in Article 4 of this
Agreement as the Governments may from time to time agree
should be so paid.
(4) Any balance remaining in the Surplus Account to the
credit of any participating Government at the end of any year
after the payment of any charges, as provided in paragraph (3)
of this article, shall be paid to that Govermwent on demand.











6. (1) If the assets of the Fund should at any time prove Meeting of
inadequate to meet legal demands upon the Board for the deficiencies in
conversion of currency into sterling, each participating the Currency
Government shall be liable to meet any deficiency in the Fund. Fund.
(2) If the value of the Fund calculated as provided in Article
3 (7). shall at any time be less than the face value of the currency
notes and current coin in circulation, and in the opinion of the
Secretary of State, it shall be necessary to make up such deficiency
in the Fund' either wholly or partly each participating
Government shall be liable for the sum which in the opinion of
the Secretary of State, is required to be paid into the Fund.
(3) Any liability under paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Article
shall be apportioned between the participating Governments
according to the scale prescribed in Article 5(2).
(4) Should one or more of the participating Governments
make default in respect of the above imposed obligation, the other
participating Governments shall be liable to make good such
default each in the proportion which its liability as set out in the
scale, bears to the total liability of such non-defaulting
Governments.
Provided that in the event of a default being so made good,
any sums due thereafter to the defaulting Government or
Governments from the Surplus Account shall be paid to the
Governments which have made good such defaults in. the like
proportions until the amount so made good by them has beex
refunded.


7. (1) The accounts of all transactions of the Board shall be
audited once in every year by such persons and in accordance
with such regulations as the Secretary of State may prescribe.
(2) An abstract of such accounts shall be as soon as may be
after such audit published in the Gazette of each participating
Government.
(3) The Board shall, on the first day of each month, make up
and as soon as may be thereafter, publish in the Gazette of each
participating Government, an abstract showing the whole amount
of currency notes in circulation on the said day, and the average
amount in circulation during the previous month.
(4) The Board shall also publish half yearly in the Gazette
of each participating Government, an abstract showing :-
(a) the amount of the liquid portion of the Fund;
(b) the nominal value and price paid for and the latest known
market price of the securities belonging to the Fund.
(5) The amount of notes in circulation at a particular date
shall be deemed to be the total nominal amount of notes issued
prior to that date by the Board after deducting the total nominal
amount of notes received by the Board prior to that date.


Accounts and
Returns.


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(6) The said abstracts shall from time to time and at least
once a quarter, be verified by a Board of Survey appointed in
accordance with such regulations as the Secretary of State may
prescribe.


Reimbursement
of Government
of Trinidad
and Tobago.



Settlement of
dispute.


8. The Government of Trinidad and Tobago, having
undertaken to advance such funds as may be necessary to repay
preliminary expenses and initial expenditure in connection with
the establishment of the unified currency, the Board shall
reimburse the Government of Trinidad and Tobago the amount
of such advances.

9. Any dispute arising from the interpretation of this
Agreement shall be referred to the Secretary of State whose
decision shall be final and binding on all the Governments
concerned.


SECOND SCHEDULE.

COINS OF THE EASTERN GROUP OF THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES WHICH ARE
LEGAL TENDER.
PART I.
CUPRO-NICKLE COINS.

Proportion of Standard Remedy
dollar for which Coin. Weight. Allowance. Composition.
tender.
Grains
*50 Fifty-cent piece 240 Cupro-nickel
-20 Twenty-cent piece 96 1 piece (Copper 75%)
*10 Ten-cent piece 48 in
T05 Five-cent piece 2440 (Nickel 25%)


PART II.
BRONZE COINS.


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No. Currency 1950.

Passed the Legislative Council this day of 1950.


Clerk of Legislative Council.
(F 13/1950).


OBJECTS AND REASONS.


1. The Currency Conference held at Barbados in May, 1946, recommended, on
the terms and conditions set out in their report, the establishment of a unified
system of currency notes and coin for Barbados, British Guiana, the Leeward
Islands, Trinidad and Tobago and the Windward Islands.
2. The report has been approved by the Legislatures of the Colonies
concerned.
In this Colony approval was given at a meeting of the Legislative Council on
the 11th day of July, 1946.
3. The recommendations set out in the report have been embodied in the
Agreement which is the First Schedule to the Bill.
4. The object of this'Bill is to carry into effect the report of the Currency
Conference.
5. Clause 14 of the Bill provides that the Ordinance shall come into operation
on such date as the Governor shall by proclamation appoint. A proclamation may
be issued in respect of currency notes only, or in respect of coin only.

D. K. McINTYRE,
Acting Crown Attorney.

Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
19th June, 1950.




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