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Colonial Prisoners Removal Act 1869

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4 Prisoners may be removed from one colony to another for purposes of punishment.E+W+S+N.I.

Any two colonies may, with the sanction of an order of Her Majesty in Council, agree for the removal of any prisoners under sentence or order of transportation, imprisonment, or penal servitude from one of such colonies to the other for the purpose of their undergoing in such other colony the whole or any part of their punishment, and for the return of such prisoners to the former colony at the expiration of their punishment, or at such other period as may be agreed upon, upon such terms and subject to such conditions as may seem good to the said colonies.

The sanction of the order of Her Majesty in Council may be obtained, in the case of a colony having a legislative body, on an address of such body to Her Majesty, and in the case of any colony not having a legislative body, on an address of the governor of such colony; and such sanction shall be in force as soon as such order in council has been published in the colony to which it relates.

The agreement of any one colony with another shall for the purposes of this Act be testified by a writing under the hand of the governor of such colony.

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