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Place of Publication: Kingstown, St. Vincent
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Publication Date: January 31, 1956
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Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1, no. 1 (1868)-v. 112, no. 48 (Tues., 23 Oct. 1979)
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        Page 28
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    Order of the Day: A meeting of the Legislative Council
        Page A-1
    Statutory Rules and Orders No. 2: Proclaiming Tuesday the 14th day of February, 1956 to be observed as a Bank Holiday throughout the Colony - 31st January, 1956
        Page B-3
    Constitution Instruments: The Windward Islands Letters Patent, 1955 dated 28th December, 1955
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    Constitution Instruments: Additional Instructions passed under the Royal Sign Manual and Signet to the Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Windward Islands dated 28th December, 1955
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    Constitution Instruments: The Saint Vincent (Legislative Council) (Amendment) Order in Council, 1955
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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


Vo

[No 7.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES,

No. 41.
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING.

It is notified for general information that thire will he a meeting of the
Legislative Council at the (Council Chamber. Kingstown, on Thursday, 2nd
February, 1956, at 10.C0 i.nm.
The Order of the Day o! thin meeting i- polished with this issue of the
Gazette.
A cordial invitation to attend is extended i ,o the general public.
31st January, 1956.
(A. 1/1949 II.)


No. 42.
ANNOUNCEMENTS.

The following Announcements are
published for general inform matii, n:-
"Her Majesty the Queen has been
pleased to approve the appointment of
Mr. Justice ADRIAN DATE, Puisne
Judge. Supreme Court Windwatrd Is-
lands and Leeward Islands, to he a
Puisne Judge in British Guiana."


"The Secretary of State for the Colo-
nies has selected the Honourable C. F.
HENVILLE, Q.C.. Attorney Genera-l.
Windward Islands. for appointment to


Nn. 43.
APPOINTMENTS.
APPOINTMENT OF NUTRITION
OFFICER, \WINDWARD ISLANDS.
It is notified for general information
that his Excellency the Governor has
hein |il pasIl to approve the Appoint-
mennt of' Miss MANTUELITA ZEPHIRIN of
Harhados to thl post of Nutrilion Of-
fie' W. ndward Islinds.
Miss ZEPHIRIN is expected to assume
dutv on or about the 1st Februaryv.
1956.
31si Jrtnuary. 1956.
(A. 3/l19,0'.


the post of Attorney Genfarnl. British No. 44.
Honduras. IHis Honour the Administrator has
Mr. E NVILLE who is at present on be(n pl;isel t(o approve the appoint-
vacation leave will be proceedi,'g to, nenr ,if Mr. FTTZROY DOWERS as a
British Honduras on the expiration of Cl:rss 11I Clerkl in the General Clerical
his leave in February." (ervice with effect from 16th Ja nuary.
31st January, 1956. 1956. His appointment is to the Trea-


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26 SAINT VINCENT. TUESDAY, 31 JANUARY, 1956.-(No. 7).


sury Department proper, lbit tempora-
rily seconded to the Treasury Depart-
ment (CusLoms anl Excise Branch).
31st January, 1956.
(P.F. 751).

No. 45.
ACI'ING APPOINTMENTS.

Consequent on the absence from the
Colony of Mr. B. F. DIAS, acting Crown
Attorney, the followin- arrangements
have been nad( :-
Mr. E. F. GLASGOW. Maiiistrate and
Coroner, District I, to act ;is Crown
Attorney.
Mr. C. E. A. RAWLE. Registrar, Su-
prem- Court, to act as Magistrate and
Coroner, District I.
Mr. 1). E. WEEKES, Deputy Registrar,
to act as Registrar.
Mr. 0. S. BARROW, Senior Clerk,
Registry, to act as Deputy Registrar
with effect from 25th January, 1956
and until further notice.
31st January, 1956.
(P.F.'s 778, 145, 563).


No. 46.


VACATION LEAVE.


Miss JOYCE HAROLD. Junior Clerk,
Treasury Department (Inlanil Revenue
Branch), has been granted 41 months
Vacation Leave, with effect from 30th
December, 1955.
31st January, 1956.
(P.F. 641).


further notice all public business will
be transactei at the new premises.
The occupation of the new temporary
quarters is expected to last until about
18th March, 1956.
:ilst January. 1956.
(P. 41/1944).

No. 49.
LEGISLATION.

The following Document is published
with thl.- isisu, of the Gazette :-
S.R. & 0 No. 2-Proclaiming Tuesday
the 14th lday of February, 1956
to be observed as a Bank Holi-
day throughout the Colony.
31st January, 1956.

No. 50.
SUPPLEMENTS TO GAZETTE.

CONSTITUTIONAL INSTRUMENTS.

The following Inst ruments which will
be brought into force on a date to be
notified later in the Government Gazette
are published for general information
with this issue of the Gazette :-
(a) The Windward Islands Letters
Patent, 1955 dated 28th Decem-
ber, 1955;
(b) Additional Instructions passed
under the Royal Sign Manual
and Signet to uhe Governor
and Commander-in-Chief of the
Windward Islands dated 28th
December, 1955:
(c) The Saint Vincent (Legislative
Council) (Amendment) Order in
Council, 1955.


No. 47. 31si January, 1956.
LEAVE AND RESUMPTION OF DUTY. I C JI4 1
(C. 40/1948 I1).


Miss SHEILA BACCHUS, District
Nurse, Camden Park, who was granted
six (6) months Vacation Leave, with
effect from 15th July, 1955, resumed
duty on the 15th January, 1956.
31st January, 1956.
(M. 2/1951 II).

No. 48.
TEMPORARY REMOVAL OF
GOVERNMENT OFFICE.

It is notified for general information
that the offices of the Administration
housed in the building known as Gov-
ernment Office have been transferred
temporarily to the upper storey of the
new Administrative block of buildings
on Halifax Street, in Kingstown. Until


No. 36.
REGIONAL ECONOMIC COMMITTEE
OF THE BRITISH WEST INDIES,
BRITISH GUIANA, AND BRITISH
HONDURAS.

The Regional Economic Committee
invites applications for the following
post :
DIR ECTOR OF THE ERITISH CARIB-
BEAN STUDENTS UNIT IN THE UNITED
KINGDOM
at an annual salary in the scale $5,760 x
$240-$7,200 B.W.1.
2. The post does not at present carry
pension or superannuation rights. The
appointment will be for a period of
three years in the first instance.















31 JANUARY, 1956.-(No. 7). 27


3. Candidates should preferailly he
University graduates with adinioistra-
tive experience and with experience of
university life in the United Kingdonm.
Preference will be given to British
West Indians.
4. The duties of the post include
the :idministratiotn of Government
scholarships, placing of students in non-
university courses i.e. with firms, poly-
technics and technical colleges, and the
maintenance of personal contact with
and the Lenral welfare of British
Caribbean students in the United King-
gom. The olficer will be under the
general control and supervision of the
Trade Coiimmissioner for the British
West Indies, British Guiann, and British
Honduras in the United Kingdom.
5. Applications furnishing full de-
tails of candidate's education, special
qualifications and experience. together
with supporting documents and names
of two r ,ferees, should be addressed to
the Trade Commissioner for the British
West Indies, British Guiana ;n(d British
Honduras in the United Kingdom, 31
Kingsway, London, W.C. 2, to reach
him by 15th February, 1956.
6. The Committee reserves the right
to fill the post by invitation if no suit-
able application is received.


24th January, 1956.

No. 51.
BANK HOLIDAY.

By virtue of Proclamation issued
with this Gazette (S.R. & 0. No. 2)
Tuesday, 14th February, 1956, being :i
Bank Holiday, all Public Offices will be
closed on that day.
By Command,
A. L. SAMUEL,
Acting Government Neoretary.
GOVERNMENT OFFICE,
31st January, 1956.

DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

NOTICE.

BY AUTHORITY OF THE KINGSTOWN
BOARD ORDINANCE.
Chapter 209 (Revised Edition).


ass ssument published in the Assessment
List for 1956.
E. F. GLASGOW,
Magistrate, District I.
Magistrate's Office.
Ki ngstown,
31st January. 1956.


STATEMENT OF CURRENCY NOTE CIR-
CULATION IN THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN
TERRITORIES (EASTERN GROUP)
ON 1st JANUARY. 1956.

Average Circubltion during
November, 1955:-
Br. Caribbean Cur-
rency Notes ...$55,257,139.00
Demonetized Govt.
notes (outrtanding)... 1,277,486.00


British Caribbean Cur-
rency Notes in circu-
lation on 1st January,
1956 :-
Trinidad & Tobago
(including Mont-
serrat) ...
Barbados ...
British Guiana ...
Grenada ...
St. Vincent ...
St. Lucia ...
Dominica ...
Antigua ...
St. Kitts ...


$56,5:34,625.00






$28,986,381.00
5,581,625.00
16,473,221.50
2,504,100.00
504,400.00
934,000.00
1,216,400.00
1,745,300.00
1,519,500.00


Total I'ritish Caribbean
Currency Notes ... $59,464,927.50


Demonetized Trini-
dad & Tobago Govt.
note-s outisiand-
ing ...
Demonetized Brit-
ish Guiana Govt.
notes ouitstand-


ing ...
Demonetized Bar-
bados Govt. notes
outstanding ...


S 856,895.00



309.789.50


81,480.00


Total demonetized Govt.
notes outstanding ... $1,248,164.50

Total circulation


ASSESSMENT LIST, 1956. on 1st Jan. L'9O ..

The Magistrate of the First District L
will hold a Special Session AT THE Executive
COURT HOUSE, KINGSTOWN, on British Cari
WEDNESDAY, the 15th day of Febru-
ary, 1966, at 10.00 a.m. for the purpose TREASURY CHAMBERS,
of hearing any appeals of which due PORT-OF-SPAIN,
notice shall have been given against TRINIDAD, B.W.I..


. W60, 13.012.UU0

. SPENCE.
Commissioner,
bbean Currency
Board.


SAINT VlNCJ,,_NT, TUESDAY,















28 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 31 JANUARY, 1956.-(No. 7).


POLICE TRAFFIC NOTICES.

ST. VINCENT CARNIVAL.

TUESDAY, 14TH FEBRUARY, 1956.

Permission is hereby granted by the Chief of Police, permitting Bands to
perform thirouh the St,1 t,- ,t Kii'a,.toN n du riing C;ririal n Tu'vesday. 14th
February. 1956. Thbse HBands. however, must conl'oirm to a systeni of one-way
Traffic which has been arr inged.
S. A. ANDERSON,-Lieut.-Colonel.
Chief of Police.
25th January, 1956.

Regulations made by the Chief of Police under Section 79 (1) of the Motor
Vehiodes and Road Traffic Ordinance No. 20 of 1940.

VICTORIA PARK.
Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 12 noinl, P'JDESf7BIANS will be admit-
ted to Victoria Park through the following entrances:-
(i)' North River Road
(ii) Road to Leeward
(iii) Bentinck Street

MOTOR VERICLES ENTRY: Entry will be through the following
gates:-
(i) North River Road
(ii) Road to Leeward

MOTOR VEHICLES EXIT: Exit will be by Bentinck Street ONLY.

ONE-WAY TRAFFIC .
Between the hours of 12 noon and 6 p.m., the followingroads will be ONE-
WAY DRIVE for all VEHICLES and BANDS:-


TYRRELL Street, between the un-
named Street known as River
Road and Grenville Street
GRENVILLE Street, between Tyr-
rell Street and Halifax Street
HALIFAX Street, between Grenville
Street and James Street
MIDDLE Street. between Sharpe
Street and the unnamed Street
kno.vn as River Road
BAY Street between James Street and
the unnamed Street known as
River Road
Unnamed Street leading from Bay
Street to Tyrrell Street known
Rivr Road
HIGGINSON Street
MELVILLE Street
BEDFORD Street
HILLSBORO Street
EGMONT Street. between Halifax
and Bay Streets
SOUTH RIVER ROAD
JAMES Street. between Halifax a;nd
Ba:y Street

Police are under directions to enfor,
they apply.


... WEST TO EA ST

... WEST TO EAST

... WEST TO EAST


... EAST TO WEST


... EAST TO WEST


... SOUTH TO NORTH
SOUTH TO NORTH
... SOUTH TO NORTH
... SOUTH TO NORTH
... NORTH TO SOUTH

... NORTH TO SOUTH
... NORTH TO SOUTH

... NORTH TO SOUTH

ce these Regulations during the time


S. A. ANDERSON,-Lieut.-Colonel,
Chief of Poliee.


25th January, 1956.














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 31 JANUARY, 1956-(No. 1.)


SHIPPING NOTICE.

Attention is hereby drawn to Section
18 of the Passenger Boats R gulations
1939 requiring the Mster of every pas-
senger boat to hold ;t Certificate ot
Competency.
No clearance will be given a ship
whose Master is not itn possession of the
necessary certificate.
The Examining Board will sit on the
3rd Friday in February and March
1956, and would-be can iidates are ad-
vised to consult the Port Officer for
further details.

JAMES H. D. COX,
Port Officer.

19th January, 1956.




SAINT VINCENT.

BY AUTHORITY OF THE SMALL
DEBTS ORDINANCE

IN THE SMALL DEBT COURT (KINGS-
TOWN) DISTRICT I.


Between
EDITH GRANT
and
SARAH NORVILLE
of Lodge Village


Plaintiff


Defendant.


NOTICE is hereby gi en that on
Saturday the 4th day of Fe ruary. 1956,
between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
at the Court House, Kin~stown, there
will be put up for sale the undermen-
tioned goods and chattels belonging to
the above-naimed Defen ,ant. levied
by virtue of a warrant to 1< vy on Goods
and Chattels issued in the above suit:-
One (1) wooden House 12 ft. x 12 ft.
and covered with galvanized iron.
5 Drinking Glasses (small)
1 Glass Jug
1 Lamp (without shade)
1 Glass Dish
1 Table (P.P.)
1 Sitting Chair
5 Pictures
1 Sofa
1 Mirror (small)
5 Drinking Glasses'(Large)
1 Pair Clothes Iron.

CHARLES BAILEY,-Bailiff,.
Process Server.


30th'January, 1956.


SAINT VINCENT.

BY AUTHORITY OF THE SMALL
DEBTS ORDINANCE.





Between


DOLLIS FORBES.


Plaintiff


and
DORAH CADDLE of Belair Defendant.

NOTICE is hereby given that on Sat-
urday the 4th day of February, 1956,
between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
at the Court House, Kingstown, there
will be put up for sale the undermen-
tionid goods lnd clattels belongingto
hle above-named Defendant, levied by
vii tue of a warrant to levy on goods and
chattels issue-d in the above suit :-
One (1) Wooden House 13 ft x 13 ft
covered with galvanized iron.
Twenty-five (25) pieces of Local Lum-
ber 2 x 3 x 6 ft long.

CHARLES BAILEY,
Bailif,
Process Server.
30th January, 1956.




BYE-ELECTION NOTICE.

BARROUALLIE TOWN BOARD.

Notice is here y given that in accord-
ance with Section 25 of the Local
Government Ordinance, No. 17 of 1951
the Clerk will be in attendance at the
Warden's Office on Monday 18th Feb-
ruary, 1956, between the hours of 10.00
a.m. and 2.00 p.m. for the purpose of
receiving nominations to fill the seat
of one Elected Member of the Barrou-
allie Town Board which has become
vacant by the resignation of Mr. Alwyn
Mandeville.
2. Should a Poll be required, it will
be taken at the Warden's Office on Mon-
day, 20th February, 1956 from 9.00
a.m. to 12 noon, and from 1.00 p.m.
to 5.00 p.m.

GERALD DICKSON,
Clerk and Returning Oficer.

24th January, 1956.













30 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 31 JANUARY, 1956.-(No. 7).


TREASURY NOTICE.

In accordance with Section 49 of the Land and House Tax Ordinance, Cap.
194, as amended ,by Ordinance No. 12 of 1954, it is hereby notified that the
undermeitioned properties which were sold for arrears of Taxe's on the 1st and
8th December, 1955, will vest absolutely in the purchasers' names unless the
own. r or any other person or persons having an interest in the properties sold,
pay into the Treasury.the said PURCHASE PRICE PLUS TEN PERCENTUM
thereof, before the expiration of THREE (3) MONTHS from date of sale.

A. D. W. JOHNSON,
for Colonial Treasurer.
Treasury Chambers,
St. Vincent,
16th January, 1956.


Name of Owner
or Occupier


Alexander, Gabriel
Anderson, R. M.
DaSantos. Leon
Jackson, John
McDowall, James
Robertson. Clement
Ryan, Harold
Waldron, James


York, George Hrs.


Situation of
Property

DISTRICT I.
Victoria Village
Retreat Lauders
Mt. Pleasant
Belair
Mt. Pleasant
Hawks Mt.
Arnos Vale
Victoria Village

DISTRICT II.
Questelles'


Description of
Property


1 House spot
2 acres
1 ac. 1 ro. 9 po.
1 House
1 ac. 3 ro. 16 1io.
5 acres
1 House spot
16 poles


2 ac. 1 ro. 4 po.


BEQUIA DISTRICT COUNCIL.

VACANT POST-CLERK TO BEQUIA
DISTRICT COUNCIL.

Applications are invited for the post
of Clerk to the Bequia Distrtct Council.
The appointment of a clerk is subject
to the provisions of Sections 18, 19 and
20 of the Local Government Ordinance,
No. 17 of 1951.


The salary attached to this post is at
the rate of $660 p2r annum.
Applications should be addressed to
the Chairman of the Bequia District
Council, Port Elizabeth, Bequia, and
should reach him not later than 6th
February, 1956.

C. M. MITCHELL,
Chairman.

28th January, 1956.


Date of
Sale


1. 12.55
8.12.55
1. 12.55
8. 12. 55
8. 12. 55
8. 12. 55
1. 12.55
1.12. 55


8. 12.55


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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF SAINT VINCENT.


ORDER PAPER.

MEETING TO BE HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, KINGSTOWN, ON
THURSDAY, 2ND FEBRUARY, 1956, AT 10.00 A.M.


AGENDA.
1. Prayers.
2. Minutes: Confirmation of the Minutes of the Meetings held on 5th and 12th
January, 1956.
3. Announcements.
4. Notices of (a) Motions.
(b) Questions.
5. Petitions.
6. Papers-See Schedule.
7. Questions.



THE ORDER OF THE DAY.

MOTIONS.
The Honourable Colonial Treasurer to move:
That this Council approve the Schedule of "Additional Expenditure
required to" meet expenditure for the period 1st July to 30th September,
1955.

BILLS.
FOR FIRST READING.
The Promissory Oaths (Amendment) Bill.
The Interpretation (Amendment) Bill.
The Police (Amendmentment) Bill.
The Kingstown Board (Amendment) Bill.
The Estate .and Succession Duties (Amendment) Bill.
The Supplementary Appropriation (1954) Bill.
The Girl Guides Association Bill.

FOR SECOND READING.
The British Caribbean Shipping (Agreement) Bill.
The Sugar Export Cess (Amendment) Bill.
The Jury (Amendment) Bill.

IN COMMITTEE.
The Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Bill.

FOR RECOMMITTAL.
The Banana Growers' Association (Amendment) Bill.

RULES.
The Legislative Council (Amendment) Rules.

SCHED ULE.
Council Paper No. 1 of 1956: Finance Meeting of 26th April, 1955.
Council Paper No. 2 of 1956: Finance Meeting of 14th June, 1955.
Council Paper No. 3 of 1956: Finance Meeting of 12th July, 1955.
Council Paper No. 4 of 1956: Finance Meeting of 26th July, 1955.







f, --/-.
I.
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SAINT VINCENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND


1956. No. 2.


(Gazetted 31st January, 1956.)



BY THE ADMINISTRATOR.

A PROCLAMATION.

[.L.S.

A. F. GILES.
Administrator.

WHEREAS by section 7 of the Bank Holidays Ordinance, Cap. 161, it is enacted
that it shall be lawful for the Governor in Council from time to time, by Pro-
clamation in the Gazette, to appoint a special day to be observed as a Bank
Holiday throughout the Colony:

Now THEREFORE I do, with the advice of the Executive Council, and pursuant
to the authority in me vested by the said Ordinance, hereby appoint Tuesday,
the 14th day of February, 1956, to be observed as a Bank Holiday throughout
the Colony.

Given under my hand and the Public Seal of the Island of Saint Vincent at
the Government Office in the said Island this 30th day of January in the
Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-six and in the
Fourth Year of the Reign of Her Majesty QUEEN ELIZABETH THE
SECOND.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
(W. 19/1946.)

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WINDWARD ISLANDS

WINDWARD ISLANDS LETTERS PATENT, 1955

Letters Patent passed under the Great Seal of the Realm
amending the Letters Patent of the 27th August, 1951,
constituting the Office of Governor and Commander-in-Chief
of the Windward Islands.

Dated 28th December, 1955.
ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our
other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Common-
wealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING!

Know Ye that We being minded to amend the Windward
Islands Letters Patent, 1951, (hereinafter called- "the principal
Letters Patent") have declared and do hereby declare Our will
and pleasure as follows:-

1.-(1) These Our Letters may be cited as the Windward
Islands Letters Patent, 1955, and shall be construed as one with
the Windward Islands Letters Patent, 1951 to 1954.
(2) The Windward Islands Letters Patent, 1951 to 1954, and
these Our Letters may be cited together as the Windward Islands
Letters Patent, 1951 to 1955.
(3) These Our Letters shall come into operation in respect
of each Island on a day to be appointed by the Governor by
Proclamation published in the Official Gazette of that Island.
(4) In exercising his powers under paragraph (3) of this
Article, the Governor may appoint different days in respect of
different Islands.

2. Paragraph (1) of Article 1 of the principal Letters Patent
shall be amended by the deletion of the definition of "the existing
Instructions".


3. Article 10 of the principal Letters Patent shall be
amended-
(a) by the deletion of the proviso to paragraph (1), but
without prejudice to anything lawfully done thereunder:
and
(b) by the substitution of the following paragraph for para-
graph (3) -
"(3) The said Executive Councils shall not be dis-
qualified for the transaction of business by reason of


Citations,
construction
and
commencement.


Amendment of
Article 1 of
principal
Letters Patent.

Amendment of
Article 10 of
principal
Letters Patent.
















Insertion of new
Article in
principal
Letters Patent.


any vacancies in the membership of the said Councils,
including any vacancies not filled when the said Coun-
cils are first constituted or are reconstituted at any time;
and any proceedings therein shall be valid notwithstand-
ing that some person who was not entitled to do so sat
or voted in the Council or attended or otherwise took part
in the proceedings."

4. The principal Letters Patent shall be amended by the
insertion after Article 10 thereof, of the following new Articles-


"Functions of
Island
Executive
Councils.


"Which
Executive
Councils to be
consulted by
Governor and
Administrators.


10A. The Executive Council of each Island
shall be the principal instrument of policy in
that Island and shall perform such functions
and duties and exercise such powers as may
from time to time be prescribed by any In-
structions under Our Sign Manual and Signet,
or, subject to any such Instructions, by or
under any law in force in that Island."

10B. Subject to the provisions of Article
1GC of these Our Letters, whenever the Gov-
ernor or an Administrator, as the case may
be. consults with the Executive Councils in
the exercise of his functions, then the follow-
ing provisions shall apply:-
(a) (i) in cases relating exclusively to one
Island only or to some of the Islands
only, the Governor shall consult with
the Executive Council of that Island or
the Executive Councils of those Islands,
as the case may be; and
(ii) in all other cases, the Gbvernor
shall consult with the Executive Coun-
cils of all the Islands:
Provided that where the Governor can-
not conveniently consult with the Execu-
tive Council of an Island in person on any
matter, he shall authorize and instruct
the Administrator of that Island to con-
sult with the Executive Council thereof
on such matter on his behalf; and the
Administrator, having done so, shall
forthwith communicate the advice of the
Council, together with any recommenda-
tions the Administrator may think fit to
make, to the Governor;
(b in the exercise of his functions the Ad-
ministrator of each of the Islands shall
consult with the -Executive Council of
his Island.







10C.-(1) The Governor or an Administra-
tor, as the case may be, save as otherwise
provided by this Article-
(a) shall consult with the Executive Coun-
cil or Councils concerned in the formu-
lation of policy, and in the exercise of
all functions conferred upon him by any
law for the time being in force in any
of the Islands except-
(i) any function conferred upon the
Governor or upon an Administrator
that is expressed to be exercisable by
the Governor or by an Administrator,
acting in his discretion;
(ii) any function conferred upon the
Governor or upon an Administrator by
any existing law (other than a function
expressed, in whatever terms, to be ex-
ercisable by the Governor in Council)
so long as such, function continues to be
exercisable by virtue of such law; and
(iii) any other function conferred
upon the Governor or upon an Admin-
istrator in respect of which it is pro-
vided, either expressly or by implication,
that he shall not be obliged to consult
with the "Executive Councils in the
exercise thereof; and
(b) shall act in accordance with the advice
of the Executive Council or Councils
concerned in any matter on which he
is by this paragraph obliged to consult
with the said Executive Councils.
(2) Where by any law for the time being in
force in any of the Islands any function is
conferred upon the Governor or upon an
Administrator, as the case may be, he shall
not be obliged to consult with the Executive
Council or Councils concerned in the exercise
of any such function in any case-
(a) which is of such a nature that, in his
judgment, Our service would sustain
material harm by such consultation: or
(b) in which the matters to be decided are,
in his judgment, too unimportant to
warrant such consultation; or
(c) in which the matters to be decided are,
in his judgment, too urgent to admit of
such consultation by the time withili


Exercise of
Governor's and
Administrator's
powers in
relation to
Executive
Councils.







which it may be necessary for him to
act.
In every case falling within subparagraph (c)
of this paragraph the Governor or Adminis-
trator, as the case may be, shall, -as soon as
is practicable, communicate to the Executive
Council or Councils concerned the measures
which he shall have taken together with the
reasons therefore.
(3) If in any case in which the Governor
or -an Administrator is obliged to consult with
the Executive Council or Councils concerning
the exercise of any function, the Governor or
the Administrator shall consider it expedient-
(a) in the interest of public faith, public
order or good government (which ex-
pressions shall, without prejudice to
their generality, include tlh responsi-
bility of an Island as a territory within
the British Commonwealth of Nations
and all matters appertaining to the
creation or abolition of any public office
or to the salary or other conditions of
service of any public officer or officers);
or
(b) for securing detailed control of the
finances of an Island during such time
as, by virtue of the receipt of financial
assistance by that Island from Our
Exchequer for the purpose of balancing
the annual budget or otherwise, such
control rests with the Government of
the United Kingdom,
that he should not act in accordance with the
advice of the Executive Council or Councils
concerned, then-
(i) he may, with the prior approval of a
Secretary of State, act against that
advice; or
(ii) if in his judgment urgent necessity so
requires, he may act against that advice
without such prior approval, but shall,
without delay, report the matter to a
Secretary of State with the reasons for
his action.
Whenever the Governor or an Administrator
shall so act against the advice of an Executive
Council any Member of Such Executive Coun-
cil may require that there be recorded in the
minutes of that Executive Council the
grounds for any advice or opinion that he may
give upon the question.








(4) This Article shall not apply to matters
for which provision is made:-
(a) by Article 13 of these Our Letters:
(b) by section 26 of the Dominica (Legisla-
tive Council) Order in Council, 1951(a);
(c) by section 26 of the Grenada (Legisla-
tive Council) Order in Council, 1951(b);
(d) by section 26 of the Saint Lucia (Legis-
lative Council) Order in Council, 1951;
(e) by section 26 of the Saint Vincent (Leg-
islative Council) Order in Council,
1951(c) ; or
(f) by any Instructions under Our Sign
Manual and Signet in so far as it is
provided by any such Instructions that
this Article shall not apply.
(5) In this Article-
(a) '"existing law" means any enactment
in force in the Island concerned at the
date of the commencement of the
Windward Islands Letters Patent, 1955,
in respect of that Island, but shall not
include the Dominica (Legislative Coun-
cil) Order in Council, 1951, The Gren-
ada (Legislative Council) Order in
Council, 1951, the Saint Lucia (Legisla-
tive Council) Order in Council, 1951,
or the Saint Vincent (Legislative Coun-
cil) Order in Council, 1951;
(b) "law" includes any instrument made
under a law and shall be construed as
including any Instructions under the
Royal Sign Manual and Signet.

10D. There may be established by or in
pursuance of any Instructions under Our
Sign Manual and Signet and subject to the
provisions of any such Instructions, a com-
mittee of the Executive Council to exercise
such functions, in such manner, as may be
prescribed by or in pursuance of any such In-
structions."


5. Article 11 of the principal Letters Patent shall be amended
by the insertion of the following words immediately before the
words "The Governor"-

(a) S.I. 1951/1392; 1951 II, p. 1347.
(b) S.I. 1951/1393; 1951 II, p. 1367.
(c) 8.I. 1951/1394; 1951 1, p. 1384.


Amendment of
Article 11 of
principal
Letters Patent.


Committee of
Executive
Council.












Amendment of
Article 12 of
principal
Letters Patent.
Insertion of new
Article in
principal
Letters Patent.


"Subject to the provisions of any law for the time being
in force and to such instructions as may from time to time
be given to him by Us under'Our Sign Manual and Signet
or through a Secretary of State".
6. Article 12 of the principal Letters Patent shall be amended
by the insertion of the words "under Our Sign Manual and Signet
or" immediately before the words throughh a Secretary of State".

7. The principal Letters Patent shall be amended by the
insertion after Article 16 thereof, of the following new Article-


"Exercise of
functions
conferred on
the Governor.


16A. In the exercise of the functions
conferred on him by paragraphs (1), (2) and
(4) of Article 7, paragraph (1), (2) and (3)
of Article 9, and Articles 11, J2 and 14 of these
Our Letters the Governor shall act in his dis-
cretion."


Deletion of
Second
Schedule to
principal
Letters Patent.

Reservation of
power to revoke
or amend
Letters Patent.

Proclamation
and preservation
of Letters
Patent.


8. The principal Letters Patent shall be amended by the
deletion therefrom of the Second Schedule.




9. We do hereby reserve to Ourselves full power to revoke
or amend these Our Letters.



10.-(1) These Our Letters shall be published in the Official
Gazette of each of the Islands, and shall be read and proclaimed
within each of the Islands.
(2) These Our Letters shall be preserved within the Island
of Grenada, and a full and exact copy. thereof shall be deposited
and duly recorded in the office of the Administrator of each of
the Islands of St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica, and, so long,
as these Our Letters remain in force, every copy thereof so
recorded as aforesaid shall, within the Island in which the same
is recorded, have the same force, virtue and effect as these Our
Letters. -


In witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be
made Patent.
Witness Ourself .at Westminster, the twenty-eighth day of
December in the fourth year of Our Reign.
By Warrant under the Queen's Sign Manual.

Coldstream.


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WINDWARD ISLANDS

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS passed under the Royal Sign
Manual and Signet to the Governor and Commander-in-Chief
of the Windward Islands.


Dated 28th December, 1955


ELIZABETH R.


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS to Our Governor and Commander-in-
Chief in and over the Windward Islands, or, other Officer
for the time being administering the Government of the said
Islands.

Whereas certain Instructions under the Royal Sign Manual and
Signet bearing date the tenth day of August, 1951 (hereinafter
called "the Instructions of 1951") were addressed to the Governor
and Commander-in-Chief of the Windward Islands and were
amended by Additional Instructions bearing date the twenty-
second day of February, 1952, the nineteenth day ,f March, 1953,
and the tenth day of September, 1954:
And Whereas We are minded further to amend the Instruc-
tions of 1951 in the manner following:
Now, therefore, We do, by these Our Additional Instructions
under Our Sign Manual and Signet, hereby direct and enjoin and
declare Our will and pleasure as follows:-

1. Clause 9 of the Instructions of 1951 shall be revoked and
the following clause shall be substituted therefore:


"Members of
Executive
Council.


_.-(1) The Executive Council of each of
the Islands shall consist of the following:-
(i) the Governor;
(ii) three ex-officio Members;
(iii) if the Executive Council shall so
resolve, one Member, being a person
holding a public office in the Island,
appointed as provided in Clause 11 of
these Instructions, who shall be
styled the Official Member;
(iv) One Member, being a Nominated
Member of the Legislative Council of
'the Island, appointed as provided in
Clause 11 of these Instructions, who
shall be styled the Nominated Mem-
ber; and
(v) four Members, being Elected Members
of the Legislative Council of the
Island, elected as" provided in Clause
12 of these Instructions, who shall be
styled Elected Members.


Replacement of
Clause 9 of
Instructions
of 1951.








(2) If under subparagraph (iii) of para-
graph (1) of this Clause the Executive Coun-
cil has resolved that there shall be an Official
Member, the office of Offlcial Member shall,
nevertheless, cease to exist if at any time
thereafter the Executive Council shall so re-
solve."


Amendment of
Clause 10 of
Instructions of
1951.





Amendment of
Clause 12 of
Instructions
of 1951.







Amendment of
Clause 13 of
Instructions
of 1951.


Insertion of new
Clause 13A in
Instructions
of 1951.


2. Clause 10 of the Instructions of 1951 shall be amended-
(a) by the deletion of paragraph, (i) and the substitution
therefore of the following paragraph-
"(i) the Administrator, and";
(b) by the deletion of paragraph (iii) and the substitution
therefore of the following paragraph-
"(iii) the Financial Secretary."

3. For paragraph (1) of Clause 12 of the Instructions of
1951 the following paragraph shall be substituted-
"(1) At the first meeting of the Legislative Council of an
Island after the coming into operation of the Windward
Islands Letters Patent, 1955, in respect of that Island, and
thereafter at the first meeting after every dissolution thereof,
or as soon as convenient after such meeting, the Nominated
and Elected Members of the Legislative Council shall elect
from among its Elected Members four Members to serve as
Elected Members of the Executive Council of that Island".

4. For paragraph (5) of Clause 13 of the Instructions of
1951 the following paragraph shall be substituted-
"(5) The Legislative Council of an Island may, by reso-
lution, in favour of which there are cast a majority of the
votes of all the Members of that Council, revoke the Election
to the Executive Council of that Island of any Elected Mem-
ber thereof, and upon the passing of such a resolution, the
seat of such Member in that Executive Council shall become
vacant.
(5A) The Governor may, by Instrument under the Public
Seal of the Island concerned, declare that an Elected Mem-
ber shall cease to be a Member of the Executive Council of
any Island, and thereupon the seat of such Elected Member
in the said Council shall become vacant."

5. The following new Clause shall be inserted in the Instruc-
tions of 1951 immediately after Clause 13-


"Decision of
questions as to
membership of
Executive
Councils.


13A. All questions which may arise as to
the right of any person to be or remain a
Member of an Executive Council of an Island
shall be determined by the Governor."






6. Clause 15 of the Instructions of 1951 shall be amended by
the insertion in subparagraph (d) of paragraph (2) thereof of
the words "Nominated and Elected Members of the" immediately
after the wrds "be elected by the".

7. Paragraph (1) of Clause 16 of the Instructions of 1951
shall be amended by the substitution of the words "After the
Governor the Members of an Executive Council shall have seni-
ority" for the words "The Members of an Executive Council
shall have seniority."

8. Clause 19 of the Instructions of 1951 shall be amended
by the deletion of paragraph (1) and the substitution therefore
of the following paragraph-
"(1) The Executive Councils of the Islands shall not be
summoned except by the authority of the Governor or of
the Administrator, as the case may be, but there shall be so
summoned on the written request of any Minister of the
Island concerned".

9. The following new Clause shall be inserted in the In-
structions of 1951 immediately .after Clause 19-


19A.-(K1) Where any matter is dependent
upon the decision of any of the Executive
Councils of the Islands, any decision shall be
regarded as the decision of such Council if
a majority of the votes of the Members pre-
sent and voting are cast in favour thereof.
Neither the Governor nor, in the absence of
the Governor, the Administrator, shall have
an original vote, but if upon any question the
votes shall be equally divided, the Governor
or the Administrator, as the case may be, may.
give a casting vote. In the absence of the
Governor and of the Administrator the Mem-
ber presiding shall have an original vote and
may also, if upon any question the votes shall
be equally divided, give a casting vote.
(2) Whenever the Governor is present in
any of the said Executive Councils the Ad-
ministrator concerned shall have no original
vote.
(3) Any Official Member appointed pursu-
\ant to the provisions of subparagraph (iii)
of paragraph (1) of Clause 9 of these In-
structions shall have no vote."


10. Clause 21 of the Instructions of 1951 shall be revoked
and the following Clauses substituted therefor-


Amendment of
Clause 15 of
Instructions
of 1951.

Amendment of
Clause 16 of
the Instructions
of 1951.


Amendment of
Clause 19 of
Instructions
of 1951.





Insertion of new
Clause in
Instructions
of 1951.


Replacement of
Clause 21 of
Instructions
of 1951.


"Voting.







"Assignment of
Departments to
Members of the
Executive,
Councils.


Ministers.


21.-(li The Governor may by directions in
writing-
(a) charge any ex officio Member or the
Official Member of any of the Executive
Councils with the administration of any
department or subject;
(b) declare which departments or subjects
may be assigned to Nominated or Elect-
ed Members of the Executive Councils;
and
(c) revoke or vary any directions given un-
der this paragraph.
(2) The Governor may by directions in
writing-
(a) charge any Nominated or Elected Mem-
ber of the Executive Councils with the
administration of any department or
subject during such time as it shall be
declared under subparagraph (b) of
paragraph (1) of this Clause to be a
department or subject which may be
assigned to, Nominated or Elected Mem-
bers, so that in the Executive Council
of each Island there shall be three such
Members so charged; and
(b) revoke or vary any directions given un-
der this paragraph.
(3) If the Nominated Member of an Execu-
tive Council shall for the time being be
charged with the .administration of any de-
partment or subject under the provisions of
sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph (2) of this
Clause, then the Legislative Council of the
Island concerned may by resolution, in favour
of which there are cast the majority of the
votes of all the Members of that Council,
pray the Governor to revoke the direction
charging that Nominated Member with the
administration of a department or subject,
and thereupon the Governor shall revoke such
direction.
21A. A Nominated or Elected Member of
any of the Executive Councils shall, while
charged with the administration of any de-
partment or subject under the provisions of
Clause 21 of these Instructions, be styled a
Minister.







21B.-(1) (a) If it shall be decided by the
Governor that any ex officio Member or the
Official Member of any Executive Council of
the Islands is for any cause temporarily un-
able to administer any department or subject
with the administration of which he is
charged, then the Governor may, by direc-
tions in writing (and notwithstanding that
the department or subject is not declared
under subparagraph (b) of paragraph (1) of
Clause 21 of these Instructions to be a depart-
ment or subject which may be assigned to
Nominated or Elected Members) charge any
other Member of that Executive Council with
the administration of that department or
subject until such time as the ex officio Mem-
ber or Official Member is declared by the Gov-
ernor again to be able to administer the same.
The Governor may by directions in writing,
revoke or vary any directions given under
this subparagraph.
(b) If it shall be decided by the Governor
that a Minister is for any cause temporarily
unable to administer any department or sub-
ject with the administration of which he is
charged, then the Governor may charge with
the administration of that department or
subject any other Member, of the Executive
Council concerned, until such time as the
said Minister is declared by the Governor
again to be able to administer the same. The
Governor -may, by directions in writing, re-
voke or vary any directions given under this
subparagraph.
(2) A Nominated or Elected Member of an
Executive Council, other than a Minister,
while charged with the administration of any
department or subject, under the provisions
of this Clause shall be styled an Acting Min-
ister.
21C.-(1) If the public officer who is for
the time being head of any department shall,
on any question relating to the administration
of the department, disagree with the Minister
charged with the administration of the De-
partment, then-
(a) the said officer may submit to the Min-
ister in writing a statement of his
reasons for disagreeing with the Minis-
ter and of his own recommendations on
the question at issue;


Temporary
Assignment of
departments
and Acting
Ministers.



































Disagreement
between
Minister and
Head of
Department.






















Control of
Departments.




Leave of
absence of
Ministers.


(b) the Minister shall send to the Clerk to
the Executive Council of the Island
concerned a copy of such statement
together with any written statement
which he himself may wish to make on
the question at issue; and
(c) the question shall be considered at a
meeting of the Executive Council of the
Island concerned and shall be disposed
of as the Governor or, if the Governor
be not present, the Administrator, may
direct.
(2) In this clause the expression "Minister"
includes an Acting Minister.

21D. In administering the departments for
which they are responsible, Ministers and
Acting Ministers shall act through the public
officers who are for the time being heads of
those departments.

21E. The Governor, or the Administrator,
as the case may be, may grant leave of ab-
sence from his duties to any Minister or acting
Minister."


Revocation of
Clauses 22 and
23 of Instruc-
tions of 1951.

Amendment of
Clause 34 of
Instructions
of 1951.









Insertion of new
Clause in
Instructions
of 1951.


11. Clauses
revoked.


22 and 23 of the Instructions of 1951 shall be


12. Clause 34 of the Instructions of 1951 shall be amended
by the insertion of the following new paragraph immediately
after paragraph (2) thereof-
"(3) (a) The Governor may, by directions in writing, estab-
lish a committee of the Executive Council to exercise the
functions of the Executive Council under this Clause;
and at any time when there is a committee so established
paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Clause shall be construed
and have effect as if the references therein to the Execu-
tive Council were references to such Committee.
(b) The Governor may, by directions in writing, re-
voke any directions given'under this paragraph".

13. The Instructions of 1951 shall be amended by the inser-
tion immediately after Clause 34 of the following new Clause-


"Constitution
and procedure
of Committee.


34A.- (1) In this Clause "the Committee"
means any committee established in pursu-
ance of paragraph (3) of Clause 34 of these
Instructions.






(2) The Committee shall consist of such
persons, being members of the Executive
Council, as the Governor may, by directions
in writing, appoint either by name or by
reference to their offices; and any such person
who shall be appointed by name shall, subject
to the provisions of this Clause, hold his seat
in the Cormmittee for such period as may be
prescribed by any such directions.
(3) (a) Any member of the Committee
may, by writing under his hand addressed to
the Governor, resign his seat in the Commit-
tee.
(b) The seat of a member of the Committee
shall become vacant upon receipt by the Gov-
ernor of his resignation, or upon his ceasing
to be a Member of the Executive Council, or
upon his being notified by the Governor of
the revocation of his appointment as a mem-
ber of the Committee.
(4) The Governor may, by directions in
writing, revoke or vary any directions given
under this Clause.
(5) Paragraph (3) of Article 10 of the
Windward Islands Letters Patent, 1951, and
Clause 13A paragraphs (1) and (2) of Clause
14, Clauses 16, 19 and 20 of these Instructions
(which relate to the Executive Council) shall
apply in respect of the Committee as if they
were set out in this Clause with such adapta-
tions and modifications as the Governor may
by order prescribe.
The Governor may by order revoke or vary
any order made under this paragraph."

14. The following new Clauses shall be inserted in the In-
structions of 1951 immediately after Clause 36:-


"Exercise of
functions
conferred on
Governor and
Administrator.


36A. In the exercise of the functions con-
ferred by the following provisions of these
Instructions-
(i) Clause 4,
(ii) paragraph (1) of Clause 11,
(iii) subparagraphs (b) and. (c) of para-
graph (2) and subparagraph (c) of
paragraph (4) of Clause 13,
(iv) Clause 13A,
(v) subparagraphs (a) and (b) of para-
graph (1) and paragraph (2) of
Clause 14,


Insertion of new
Clauses in
Instructions
of 1951.























Where Article
10C of Wind-
ward Islands
Letters Patent,
1951, does not
apply.


(vi) subparagraphs (a), (b) and (c) of
paragraph (2) and subparagraph (b)
of paragraph (4) of Clause 15,
(vii) paragraph (1) of Clause 16,
(viii) Clause 17,
(ix) paragraph (1) of Clause 19A.
(x) paragraph (3) of Clause 20,
(xi) paragraph (1) of Clause 21,
(xii) subparagraph (a) of paragraph (1) of
Clause 21B, and
(xiii) Clause 21 E,
the Governor, or the Administrator, as the
case may be, shall act in his discretion.

36B. Nothing in Article 10C of the Wind-
ward Islands Letters Patent, 1951, shall apply
to matters for which provision is made by
paragraph (1) of Clause 19, Clause 34 or
Clause 34A of these Instructions."


15. These Instructions shall have effect, in respect of each
Island, as from the date of the commencement of the Windward
Islands Letters Patent, 1955, in respect of the Island concerned.

Given at Our Court at St. James's this twenty-eighth day of
December, in the fourth year of Our Reign.


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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

1955 NO. 1817

SAINT VINCENT.

The Saint Vincent (Legislative Council) (Amendment)
Order in Council, 1955
Made 1st December, 1955
Coming into Operation On a day to be
appointed by the
Governor under
section 1.
At the Co:irt at Buckingham Palace. the 1st day of December,
1955.
Present
The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council
Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of Her powers under the
Saint Vincent and Grenada Constitudion Act, 187et(a). and of all
other powers enabling Her ii that behalf, is pleased, by and
with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby
ordered, as follows:-
1.-(1) This Order may be cited as the Saint Vincent (Legis.
lative Council) (Amendment) Oider in Council, 1955. and shall
be construed as one with the Saint Vincent (Legislative Council)
Orders in Council, 1951 to 1954(b).
(2) The Saint Vincent (Lecislati'e Council) Orders in
Council, 1951 to 1954, and this Order may be citedj together as
the Saint Vincent (Legislative Council) Orders in Colncil,
1951 to 1955.
(3) This Order shall be published in the Gazeite ard in suck
other manner as the Governor shall think fit, and shall come
into operation on such day as the Governor shall by order
appoint.
2. Subsection (1) of section 1 of the Saint Viiice nt (Legis-
lative Council) Order in Council, 1951(c) (her! inafter referred
to as the principal Order") is hereby amend c by the inser-
tion immediately after the definition of dollar s" of the follow-
ing definition-
(a) 39 & 40 Vict. o: 47.
(b) S.I. 1951/1934, 1953/401. 1954/1039 (1951 II, p. 1384 : 1953 II, p. 1925;
1954 II, p. 2001).
(c) 8.1. 1951/1394 (1951 II, p. 1384).


Citations,
construction
and
commencement.









Amendment
of motionn 1
of principal
Order.











Amendment
of section 5
of the
principal
Order.

Amendment
of section 15
of the
principal
Order.
Amendment
of section 16
of the
principal
Order.


Amendment
of section 26
of the
principal
Order.


" The Executive Council means the Executive Council
of the Colony ;"

3. Section 5 of the principal Order is hereby amended by
the substitution of the words "Financial Secretary" for the
word Treasurer".


4. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1), of section 15 of the
principal Order is hereby atnended by the substitution of the
worIs "Financial Secretary for the word Treasurer ".

5. Subsection (1) of section 16 of the principal Order is
hereby revoked and the following subsection substituted
therefore :-
"(1) After the Administrator, the Members of the
Council shall take precedence among themselves as Her
Majesty may specially assign, and in default thereof as
follows :-
Firstly, the ex officio Members in the order in which they
are referred to in section 5 of this Order;
Secoittly, the Deputy President;
Thirdly, the Nominated and Elected Members according
to their length of time during which they have been
continuously Members of the Council, Members
appointed or elected at the same time taking prece-
dence un g themselves according to the alphabetical
order of their names."

6. Section 26 of the principal Order is hereby amended as
follows-
(a) in subsection (1) the words in his discretion appeal ing
immediately after the words "the Governor, at any time"
are hereby deleted, and ihe words "which he shall think
fit" are hereby substituted therefore ;
(b) sunbsection (2) is hereby revoked and the following sub-
sections substituted therefo i-
"(2) The Governor shall not make any declaration
under this section except in accordance with the following
conditions, that is to say ;
(a) The question whether the declaration should be
made shall first be submitted. in writing by the
Governor to the Executive Council and if, upon the
question being so submitted to it, the Executive
Council shall resolve that the declaration be made,
the Governor may make the declaration.








(b) If, when the question whether the declaration
should be made is submitted to it as aforesaid, the
Executive Council shall not, within such time as the
Governor shall think reasonable and expedient,
resolve that the declaration be made, then-
(i) the Governor may submit the said question to
a Secretary of State and may make the declara-
tion if, upon the question being so submitted to
him, a Secretary of State authorises the Gov-
ernor to make the declaration ; or
(ii) the Governor may make the declaration with-
out submitting the said question to a Secretary
of State, if in the Governor's opinion urgent
necessity requires that the declaration be made
without obtaining the authority of a Secretary
of State ; in which case he shall, at the time of
making the declaration, certify in writing that
urgent necessity requires that the declaration be
made without obtaining such authority.
(2 A) (a) Whenever the Governor, in accordance with
the provisions of paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of this
section, shall submit to a Secretary of State the question
whether a declaration should be made, or shalU make a
declaration without submitting the said question io a
Secretary of State, he shall inform the Executive Council
in writing of his reasons for so doing.
(b) Whenever the Governor shall make a declaration
under this section. other than a declaration made with
the authority of a Secretary of State, he shall forthwith
report to a Secretary of State the making of, and the
reasons for, the declaration and, in the case of a declara-
tion made in accordance with the provisions of sub-
paragraph (ii) of paragraph (b) of subsection (2), the
grounds of urgency."

7. As from the date upon which the Council shall next be
dissolved, subsection (3) of section 30 of the principal Order
shall be amended by the substitution of the word "five" for
the word "three".

8. The following new section is hereby inserted immedi-
ately after section 32 of the principal Order-


"Exercise
of functions
conferred on
Governor
and
Administrator.


32A. In the exercise of the functions con-
ferred by sections 6 and 8, paragraph (c) and
the proviso to paragraph (f) of subsection (3) of
section 11, subsection (1) of section 12, section
14, subsections (1), (3) and (4) of section 15,
section 22, the proviso to subsection (1) of


Amendment
of section 30
of principal
Order.

Insertion of
new section
in principal
Order.




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section 27 and subsection (1) of section 30 of this
Order, the Governor, or the Administrator, as
the case may be, shall act in his discretion."
W. G. Agnew.

EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This Note is not part of the Order, but is intended to indicate its'
general purport).
This Order indicates the functions conferred under the Saint Vincent
(Legislative Council) Order in Council, 1951, in the exercise of which the
*evernor or the Administrator need not consult the Executive Council. The op-
portunity has also been taken to make some minor amendments to that Order.




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