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The Hong Kong (Legislative Powers) Order 1986

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1986 No. 1298

HONG KONG

The Hong Kong (Legislative Powers) Order 1986

Made

25th July 1986

Laid before Parliament

4th August 1986

Coming into Operation

26th August 1986

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 25th day of July 1986

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred upon Her by paragraph 3 of the Schedule to the Hong Kong Act 1985 and all other powers enabling Her in that behalf, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Hong Kong (Legislative Powers) Order 1986.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on 26th August 1986.

Additional powers of the legislature of Hong Kong

2.  The Governor of Hong Kong, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, may, in addition to any other power conferred on the legislature of Hong Kong—

(a)repeal or amend any enactment so far as it is part of the law of Hong Kong;

(b)make laws having extra-territorial operation,

being an enactment or laws relating to—

(i)civil aviation,

(ii)merchant shipping,

(iii)admiralty jurisdiction.

G.I. de Deney

Clerk of the Privy Council

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Order confers on the legislature of Hong Kong the power to repeal or amend enactments of the United Kingdom, insofar as they are part of the law of Hong Kong, which relate to civil aviation, merchant shipping, or admiralty jurisdiction and to make laws having extra-territorial operation in these fields.

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