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Barbados Independence Act 1966

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5Power to provide new constitution for Barbados

(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council made before the appointed day provide a constitution for Barbados to come into effect on that day.

(2)An Order in Council under this section (in this section referred to as a " Constitution Order ") may include provision as to the manner in which the legislature of Barbados may alter any provisions of that Order, or may alter any law which alters any of those provisions; and a constitution provided by a Constitution Order may include provision as to the manner in which the legislature of Barbados may alter that constitution or any provisions of that constitution, or may alter any law which alters that constitution or any provisions thereof.

(3)In this section references to altering a constitution or to altering any provision or law include references—

(a)to revoking it, with or without re-enactment thereof or the making of different provision in lieu thereof;

(b)to modifying it (whether by omitting, amending or overriding any of its provisions or inserting additional provisions in it or otherwise); and

(c)to suspending its operation for any period or terminating any such suspension.

(4)A Constitution Order may contain such transitional or other incidental or supplementary provisions as appear to Her Majesty to be necessary or expedient.

(5)Any Constitution Order shall be laid before Parliament after being made.

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