Malawi Republic Act 1966

1966 CHAPTER 22

An Act to make provision as to the operation of the law in relation to Malawi as a republic within the Commonwealth.

[3rd August 1966]

Be it enactedby the Queen'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:—

1Operation of existing law.

(1)All law to which this section applies, whether being a rule of law or a provision of an Act of Parliament or of any other enactment or instrument whatsoever, which was in force on 6th July 1966, or, having been passed or made before that date, comes or has come into force thereafter, shall, unless and until provision to the contrary is made by Parliament or some other authority having power in that behalf, have the same operation in relation to Malawi, and persons and things belonging to or connected with Malawi, as it would have apart from this subsection if Malawi had not become a republic.

(2)This section applies to law of, or of any part of, the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and, in relation only to any enactment of the Parliament of the United Kingdom or any Order in Council made by virtue of any such enactment whereby any such enactment applies in relation to Malawi, to law of any other country or territory to which that enactment or Order extends.

(3)This section shall be deemed to have had effect from 6th July 1966.

2Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Malawi Republic Act 1966.