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Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Act 1996

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8(1)In this Schedule—

  • “archives of the Office” includes all the papers, documents, correspondence, books, films, tapes, discs and registers of the Office (wherever found);

  • “the Convention” means the articles of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations set out in Schedule 1 to the [1968 c. 18.] Consular Relations Act 1968;

  • “the head of the Office” means the person charged by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with the duty of acting in that capacity;

  • “member of the Office” means, subject to sub-paragraph (3), a person employed by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to carry on the business of the Office;

  • “the Office” means any office in relation to which this Act applies; and

  • “the premises of the Office” means the buildings or parts of buildings, together with any ancillary land, used exclusively for the official use of the Office.

(2)Where this Schedule refers to an article of the Convention, the article shall be construed for the purposes of the reference as if—

(a)references to the sending State were references to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; and

(b)references to the head of a consular post or diplomatic mission were references to the head of the Office.

(3)If the Secretary of State notifies the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region that a person—

(a)is not acceptable as a member of the Office, or

(b)is no longer considered to be a member of the Office,

that person shall not, while the notification is in force, be regarded as a member of the Office for the purposes of any provision of, or made by virtue of, this Schedule.

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