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The Foreign Compensation (German Democratic Republic) (Registration) Order 1975

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PART IGENERAL

Citation and Commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Foreign Compensation (German Democratic Republic) (Registration) Order 1975 and shall come into operation on 7th May 1975.

Interpretation

2.—(1) The Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply for the interpretation of this Order as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament, and as if this Order were an Act of Parliament.

(2) In this Order:—

External bond” means a bond or other document of title in respect of a loan or obligation issued or guaranteed by a public authority in the territory in a currency other than the Reichsmark;

Material time” means any time at which it is material for the purposes of this Order whether or not a person is a United Kingdom national;

Propertyincludes all rights or interests of any kind in property, whether corporeal or incorporeal, movable or immovable, and includes a balance held at a bank in the territory or other debt except a debt to which an external bond relates due from a person, corporation, firm or association other than a British national, resident in the territory;

The territory” means the German Democratic Republic and Berlin (East);

United Kingdom national” means

(a)

any individual who was at the material time, or who as regards any material time prior to 1st January 1949 would have been had the British Nationality Act 1948 and the British Protectorates, Protected States and Protected Persons Order in Council 1949(1) been in force at that time, a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies, a British subject by virtue of section 2, 13 or 16 of that Act or the British Nationality Act 1965 or a British protected person within the meaning of the said Act of 1948;

provided that as regards any material time prior to 16th May 1948; the expression “British protected person” shall be deemed to include a person who was at that time a Palestinian citizen under the Palestinian Citizenship Orders 1925 to 1942(2);

(b)

any individual who as regards any material time after 31st December 1949 was a citizen of Southern Rhodesia or a citizen of Rhodesia and Nyasaland;

(c)

any individual who as regards any material time after 31st October 1957 and prior to 17th September 1963 was a citizen of Singapore;

(d)

any corporation, firm or association incorporated or constituted under the laws in force in the United Kingdom or in any territory for whose international relations Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom were, at the material time, responsible.

(1)

(1949 I, p. 522).

(2)

S.R. & O. 1925/777, 1931/671, 1939/863, 1941/1121, 1942/1177, (1925 p. 474; 1931 p. 467; 1939 II, p. 1658; 1941 I, p. 356; 1942 I, p. 216).

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