Search Legislation

The Gambia Independence Order 1965

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format. The electronic version of this UK Statutory Instrument has been contributed by Westlaw and is taken from the printed publication. Read more

Existing laws

4.—(1) The existing laws shall, as from the commencement of this Order, be construed with such modifications, adaptations, qualifications and exceptions as may be necessary to bring them into conformity with the Gambia Independence Act 1964 and this Order.

(2) Where any matter that falls to be prescribed or otherwise provided for under the Constitution by Parliament or by any other authority or person is prescribed or provided for by or under an existing law (including any amendment to any such law made under this section) or is otherwise prescribed or provided for immediately before the commencement of this Order by or under the existing Orders, that prescription or provision shall, as from the commencement of this Order, have effect (with such modifications, adaptations, qualifications and exceptions as may be necessary to bring it into conformity with the Gambia Independence Act 1964 and this Order) as if it had been made under the Constitution by Parliament or, as the case may require, by the other authority or person.

(3) The Governor-General may by order made at any time before 18th February 1966 make such amendments to any existing law as may appear to him to be necessary or expedient for bringing that law into conformity with the provisions of the Gambia Independence Act 1964 and this Order or otherwise for giving effect or enabling effect to be given to those provisions.

(4) The provisions of this section shall be without prejudice to any powers conferred by this Order or by any other law upon any person or authority to make provision for any matter, including the amendment or repeal of any existing law.

(5) For the purposes of this section, the expression “existing law” means any Ordinance, law, rule, regulation, order or other instrument made in pursuance of (or continuing in operation under) the existing Orders, and having effect as part of the law of The Gambia or of any part thereof immediately before the commencement of this Order or any Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom or Order of Her Majesty in Council so having effect.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources