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The Visiting Forces Act (Application to Colonies) Order 1954

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6.  For sub-sections (4), (5), (6) and (7) of section 7 there shall be substituted the following sub-sections:—

(4) Any law of the Territory restricting the removal out of the Territory of the body of a deceased person shall not apply to the body of a person who at the time of his death had a relevant association with a visiting force:

Provided that this sub-section shall not apply as respects the body of a person concerning whose death, by virtue of a direction of the Governor under sub-section (1) or (3) of this section, an inquest is required to be held or, if begun, is required to be resumed.

(5) Notwithstanding anything in any law of the Territory relating to certificates to be given to persons giving information concerning deaths, a certificate shall not be given under such law to the person giving information concerning a death if that person states that the body is one as respects which the last foregoing sub-section has effect and that it is proposed to remove the body out of the Territory.

(6) in this section—

coronerincludes any person having jurisdiction in the Territory to hold an inquest; references to an inquest shall be construed as including references to an inquiry; and

homicideincludes the offences of murder, manslaughter and infanticide, any offence under the law of the Territory which is analogous to the offence of murder, manslaughter or infanticide, and any offence under the law of the country in question which is analogous to any of the offences aforesaid” . .

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