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1 Provision for fully responsible status of Trinidad and Tobago.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)As from the thirty-first day of August, nineteen hundred and sixty-two (in this Act referred to as “the appointed day”), Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom shall have no responsibility for the government of Trinidad and Tobago.

(2)No Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed on or after the appointed day shall extend, or be deemed to extend, to Trinidad and Tobago as part of the law thereof; and as from that day the provisions of the First Schedule to this Act shall have effect with respect to the legislative powers of Trinidad and Tobago.

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3 Consequential modification of other enactments.E+W+S+N.I.

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(3)For the purposes of the making, on or after the appointed day, of Orders in Council under the M1West Indies Act 1962 and for the purposes of the making on or after that day of grants under section eight of that Act, Trinidad and Tobago shall be treated as not being a colony within the meaning of that Act.

(4)As from the appointed day, the provisions specified in the Second Schedule to this Act shall have effect subject to the amendments respectively specified in that Schedule, . . . F4

(5)Subsection (4) of this section shall not extend to Trinidad and Tobago as part of the law thereof.

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F3S. 3(2) repealed (28.3.2009 for specified purposes, 31.10.2009 in so far as not already in force) by Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52), s. 383(2), Sch. 17; S.I. 2009/812, art. 3(a)(b) (with transitional provisions in S.I. 2009/1059); S.I. 2009/1167, art. 4

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4 Interpretation.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Act, and in any amendment made by this Act in any other enactment, “Trinidad and Tobago” means the Island of Trinidad, the Island of Tobago and any territories which at the passing of this Act are dependencies of the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago.

(2)References in this Act to any enactment are references to that enactment as amended or extended by or under any other enactment.

5 Short title.E+W+S+N.I.

This Act may be cited as the Trinidad and Tobago Independence Act 1962.

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