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16.—(1) The Governor, acting in his discretion, shall be responsible for the conduct, subject to the provisions of this Constitution, of any business of the Government of Montserrat with respect to the following matters—
(c)international financial services or any directly related aspect of finance;
(d)internal security, including the police force;
(e)the appointment of any person to any public office, the suspension, termination of appointment, dismissal or retirement of any public officer, or the taking of anydisciplinary action in respect of such an officer, the application to any public officer of the terms or conditions of employment of the public service (including salary scales, allowances, leave, passages or pensions) for which financial provision has been made, or the organisation of the public service in so far as it does not involve new financial provision:
Provided that the Governor, acting in his discretion, may assign to a member of the Executive Council responsibility for the conduct on behalf of the Governor of any business in the Legislative Council with respect to any of the said matters.
(2) The Governor, acting in his discretion, may by directions in writing delegate, with the prior approval of a Secretary of State, to the Chief Minister or any other Minister after consultation with the Chief Minister, such responsibility for matters relating to defence, external affairs, international financial services or internal security as the Governor may think fit upon such conditions as he may impose.
(3) Where the Governor, acting in his discretion, determines that the exercise of any function conferred upon any other person or authority (other than the Legislative Council) would involve or affect any matter mentioned in subsection (1) of this section, he may, acting in his discretion, give directions as to the exercise of that function, and the person or authority concerned shall exercise the function in accordance with those directions.
(4) Before exercising any function with respect to any matter mentioned in subsection (1), paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d), the Governor shall consult the Executive Council but may, if he thinks it right to do so, act against any advice given to him by the Council. Provided that the Governor shall not be obliged to consult the Executive Council in any case in which, in his judgment, it is in the public interest that he should act without consulting the Council thereon, or the matters to be decided are too unimportant to require the advice of the Council thereon, or are too urgent to admit his obtaining the advice of the Council by the time within which it may be necessary for him to act.
(5) The question of whether a matter falls within the scope of subsection (1) shall be determined by the Governor acting in his discretion, and the determination of the Governor therein shall not be enquired into in any Court.