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The Gambia Independence Order 1965

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Gambia Independence Order 1965.

(2) This Order shall come into operation immediately before 18th February 1965:

Provided that where the Governor-General has power by or under this Order to make any appointment or make any order (other than an order under section 4(3) of this Order relating to any Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom or any Order of Her Majesty in Council) or to do any other thing for the purposes of this Order, that power may be exercised by the Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony and Protectorate of The Gambia at any time after 4th February 1965 to such extent as may, in his opinion, be necessary or expedient to enable the Constitution of The Gambia established by this Order and set out in Schedule 3 to this Order to function as from 18th February 1965.

(3) Save where the context otherwise requires, expressions used in sections 1 to 15 (inclusive) of this Order have the same meaning as in the said Constitution and the provisions of section 116 of that Constitution shall apply for the purpose of interpreting those sections as they apply for the purpose of interpreting that Constitution.

(4) References in Chapter VII of the said Constitution to any question as to the interpretation of that Constitution shall be construed as including references to any question as to the interpretation of this Order.

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