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(1)The Commonwealth Secretariat Act 1966 is amended as follows.
(2)In section 1(2) (immunities and privileges), after “their families” insert “ and the President and members of the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal ”.
(3)In the Schedule (immunities and privileges)—
(a)in paragraph 6, after “of this Schedule” there is inserted “ , and the President and members of the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal, ”, and
(b)in paragraph 8, after “their families” there is inserted “ and on the President and members of the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal ”.
(4)If the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal is replaced by a successor, the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument amend the Commonwealth Secretariat Act 1966 (c. 10) in whatever way he considers appropriate for the purpose of conferring, in relation to the successor, immunities and privileges equivalent to those conferred by virtue of subsections (2) and (3).
(5)No order under subsection (4) may be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the order has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, each House of Parliament.
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