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The Hijacking Act 1971 (Overseas Territories) Order 1971

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Prosecution of Offences

5.—(1) Proceedings for an offence under this Act shall not be instituted in the Territory, except by or with the consent of the Attorney-General of the Territory.

(2) In section 3 of the Visiting Forces Act 1952 (restriction of trial by United Kingdom courts) as extended to the Territory or any part thereof, the following shall be inserted after paragraph (b) of subsection (1):—


(bb)the alleged offence is the offence of hijacking on board a military aircraft in the service of that force

and in subsection (4) for the words “paragraphs (b) and (c)” there shall be substituted the words “paragraphs (b) to (c)”.

(3) In this section the expression “Attorney-Generalincludes the Solicitor-General, and if neither of such offices exists, the expression means that officer whose functions include the general control of public prosecutions.

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