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Cyprus Act 1960

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ScheduleProvisions as to Enactments

1(1)Subsection (3) of section one of the British Nationality Act, 1948 (which specifies the Commonwealth countries whose citizens are British subjects or Commonwealth citizens) shall have effect as if the word "and" in the last place where it occurs were omitted and at the end there were added the words

and the Republic of Cyprus.

(2)In relation to the Republic of Cyprus, any reference in the said Act of 1948 or in the British Nationality Act, 1958, to the High Commissioner for Her Majesty's government in the United Kingdom shall be construed as a reference to the chief representative in the Republic of Cyprus of Her Majesty's said government, whether he is known by the title of High Commissioner for that government or by any other title.

2The proviso to subsection (1) of section three of this Act shall not apply to the Exchange Control Act, 1947.

3In subsection (4) of section two of the Import Duties Act, 1958, after the word " Ceylon " there shall be inserted the words

the Republic of Cyprus.

4In the definitions of " Commonwealth force " in subsection (1) of section two hundred and twenty-five of the Army Act, 1955, and in subsection (1) of section two hundred and twenty-three of the Air Force Act, 1955, and in the definition of " Commonwealth country " in subsection (1) of section one hundred and thirty-five of the Naval Discipline Act, 1957—

(a)the word " or" (being, in the said Acts of 1955, that word in the last place where it occurs in those definitions) shall be omitted ; and

(b)at the end there shall toe added the words

or the Republic of Cyprus.

5Section four of the Visiting Forces (British Commonwealth) Act, 1933 (which deals with attachment and mutual powers of command) shall apply in relation to forces raised in the Republic of Cyprus as it applies in relation to forces raised in Dominions within the meaning of the Statute of Westminster, 1931.

6In (paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section one of the Visiting Forces Act, 1952 (which specifies the countries to which 'that Act applies) the word " or " in the first place where it occurs shall be omitted, and at the end there shall be added the words

the Republic of Cyprus or.

7In section four hundred and sixty-one of the Income Tax Act, 1952 (which relates to exemption from income tax in the case of certain Commonwealth representatives and their staffs)—

(a)in subsection (2), the word "or" (in the last place Where it occurs before the words "for any state") shall be omitted, and immediately before the words

for any state

there shall be inserted the words

or the Republic of Cyprus or;

(b)in subsection (3), after the word " or" (in the last place where it occurs before the words " and ' Agent-General' ") there shall be inserted the words

the representative of the Republic of Cyprus or the High Commissioner.

8In subsection (6) of section one of the Diplomatic Immunities (Commonwealth Countries and Republic of Ireland) Act, 1952, immediately before the word " and " in the last place where it occurs there shall be inserted the words

the Republic of Cyprus.

9(1)Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, the Colonial Stock Acts, 1877 to 1948, shall apply in relation to the Republic of Cyprus as they apply in relation to a Dominion within the meaning of the Colonial Stock Act, 1934.

(2)In section twenty of the Colonial Stock Act, 1877 (which relates to the jurisdiction of courts in the United Kingdom as to colonial stock) for the second paragraph there shall be substituted the following subsections, that is to say—

(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 moneys in his possession in the United Kingdom as registrar..

(3)The Colonial Stock Act, 1934, shall apply in relation to stock of the Republic of Cyprus as if in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section one of that Act for any reference to Her Majesty's Government in the Dominion or to the Parliament of the Dominion there were substituted a reference to the Government or the Legislature of the Republic of Cyprus, and for any reference to any legislation being submitted for the Royal Assent there were substituted a reference to that legislation becoming law.

(4)During any period on and after the appointed day during which there is in force as part of the law of the Republic of Cyprus any instrument passed or made before that day which makes provision corresponding to the undertaking required by paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section one of the said Act of 1934, paragraphs (a) and (b) of that subsection shall be deemed to have been complied with in the case of the Republic of Cyprus.

10(1)In subsection (2) of section four hundred and twenty-seven of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, as substituted by section two of the Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Act, 1949, the word

or

(in the last place where it occurs before the words " or in any ") shall be omitted, and immediately before the words

or in any

there shall be inserted the words

or the Republic of Cyprus.

(2)In the proviso to subsection (2) of section six of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1948, the word "or" (in the last place where it occurs) shall be omitted, and at the end there shall be added the words

or the Republic of Cyprus.

11In the definition of " excepted ship or aircraft" in paragraph 3 of the Third Schedule to the Emergency Laws (Repeal) Act, 1959, the word " or " (in the last place where it occurs before the words " or in any ") shall be omitted, and immediately before the words

or in any

there shall be inserted the words

or the Republic of Cyprus.

12The power conferred by section five of the Seal Fisheries (North Pacific) Act, 1912, to extend certain provisions of that Act to Cyprus shall cease to be exerciseable, and the words " and to Cyprus " in subsection (1) of that section are hereby repealed.

13(1)The references in section thirty-one of the Copyright Act, 1956, to a colony shall not include the Republic of Cyprus.

(2)If the Copyright Act, 1911, so far as in force in the law of the Republic of Cyprus, is repealed or amended by that law at a time when sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 39 of the Seventh Schedule to the Copyright Act, 1956 (which applies certain provisions of that Act in relation to countries to which the said Act of 1911 extended) is in force in relation to the Republic of Cyprus, the said sub-paragraph (2) shall thereupon cease to have effect in relation to the Republic of Cyprus.

14In subsection (2) of section two of the Indian and Colonial Divorce Jurisdiction Act, 1926 (which enables section one of the Act to be extended to certain countries, but not to any of the countries named in the said subsection (2)) the word " and" shall be omitted in all places where it occurs except the first such place and except in the expression

Rhodesia and Nyasaland,

and at the end there shall be added the words

and the Republic of Cyprus.

Table of Statutes referred to in this Act

Short TitleSession and Chapter
Colonial Stock Act, 187740 & 41 Vict. c. 59.
Merchant Shipping Act, 189457 & 58 Vict. c. 60.
Copyright Act, 19111 & 2 Geo. 5. c. 46.
Seal Fisheries (North Pacific) Act, 19122 & 3 Geo. 5. c. 10.
Indian and Colonial Divorce Jurisdiction Act, 192616 & 17 Geo. 5. c. 40.
Statute of Westminster, 193122 & 23 Geo. 5. c. 4.
Visiting Forces (British Commonwealth) Act, 193323 & 24 Geo. 5. c. 6.
Colonial Stock Act, 193424 & 25 Geo. 5. c. 47.
Exchange Control Act, 194710 & 11 Geo. 6. c. 14.
Merchant Shipping Act, 194811 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 44.
British Nationality Act, 194811 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 56.
Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Act, 194912, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 43.
Income Tax Act, 195215 & 16 Geo. 6. &1 Eliz. 2. c. 10.
Diplomatic Immunities (Commonwealth Countries and Republic of Ireland) Act, 195215 & 16 Geo. 6. &1 Eliz. 2. c. 18.
Visiting Forces Act, 195215 & 16 Geo. 6. &1 Eliz. 2. c. 67.
Army Act. 19553 & 4 Eliz. 2. c. 18.
Air Force Act, 19553 & 4 Eliz. 2. c. 19.
Copyright Act, 19564 & 5 Eliz. 2. c. 74.
Naval Discipline Act, 19575 & 6 Eliz. 2. c. 53.
Import Duties Act, 19586 & 7 Eliz. 2. c. 6.
British Nationality Act, 19586 & 7 Eliz. 2. c. 10.
Emergency Laws (Repeal) Act, 19597 & 8 Eliz. 2. c. 19.

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