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Trinidad and Tobago Republic Act 1976

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1Operation of existing law.

(1)Subject to subsection (3) below, 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 is in force on such date as Her Majesty may specify by Order in Council (in this Act referred to as "the appointed day"), or, having been passed or made before that date, comes 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 Trinidad and Tobago, and persons and things belonging to or connected with Trinidad and Tobago, as it would have had apart from this subsection if Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago, to law of any other country or territory to which that enactment or Order extends.

(3)Notwithstanding anything in subsections (1) and (2) above, the provisions set out in Appendix C to Schedule 1 to the Immigration Act 1971 (whereby a person becoming a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by registration is in certain circumstances required to take an oath of allegiance) shall have effect in relation to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago as if subsection (1) above had not been enacted.

(4)This section shall have effect from the appointed day.

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