ScheduleAmendments not affecting the law of Solomon Islands
1In section 1(5) of the Diplomatic Immunities (Conferences with Commonwealth Countries and Republic of Ireland) Act 1961, before the word "and" in the last place where it occurs, there shall be inserted the words
2In the Visiting Forces (British Commonwealth) Act 1933, section 4 (attachment and mutual powers of command) applies in relation to forces raised in Solomon Islands as it applies to forces raised in Dominions within the meaning of the Statute of Westminster 1931.
3In the Visiting Forces Act 1952—
(a)in section 1(1)(a) (countries to which the Act applies) at the end there shall be added the words
“Solomon Islands or”;
(b)in section 10(1)(a), the expression " colony " shall not include Solomon Islands ;
and, until express provision with respect to Solomon Islands is made by an Order in Council under section 8 of that Act (application to visiting forces of law relating to home forces), any such Order for the time being in force shall be deemed to apply to visiting forces of Solomon Islands.
Ships and aircraft
4In section 427(2) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894, as set out in section 2 of the Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Act 1949, before the words " or in any " there shall be inserted the words
“or Solomon Islands”.
5In the Whaling Industry (Regulation) Act 1934, the expression " British Ship to which this Act applies " shall not include a British ship registered in Solomon Islands.
6Solomon Islands shall not be a relevant overseas territory for the purposes of sections 21(2) and 22(3) of the Civil Aviation Act 1971.
7Section 20 of the Colonial Stock Act 1877 (jurisdiction of courts in the United Kingdom as to colonial stock) shall, in its application to stock of Solomon Islands, have effect as if for the second paragraph there was substituted—
“(2)Any person claiming to be interested in colonial stock to which this Act applies, or in any dividend thereon, may institute civil proceedings in the United Kingdom against the registrar in relation to that stock or dividend.
(3)Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing provisions of this section, the registrar shall not by virtue of an order made by any court in the United Kingdom in any such proceedings as are referred to in this section be liable to make any payment otherwise than out of money in his possession in the United Kingdom as registrar”.
8In section 8(2) of the Imperial Institute Act 1925, as amended by the Commonwealth Institute Act 1958 (power to vary provisions of the Act of 1925 if an agreement for the purpose is made with the governments of certain territories which for the time being contribute towards the expenses of the Commonwealth Institute) at the end there shall be added the words
“and Solomon Islands”.