The Montserrat Constitution Order 1989

Deputy to Governor.

3.  (1)  Whenever the Governor—

(a)has occasion to be absent from the seat of Government but not from Montserrat; or

(b)has occasion to be absent from Montserrat for a period which he has reason to believe will be of short duration; or

(c)is suffering from an illness which he has reason to believe will be of short duration,

he may, acting in his discretion, by instrument under the public seal, appoint any person in Montserrat to be his deputy during such absence or illness and in that capacity to perform on his behalf such of the functions of the office of Governor as may be specified in that instrument.

(2) The power and authority of the Governor shall not be abridged, altered or in any way affected by the appointment of a deputy under this section, and a deputy shall conform to and observe all instructions that the Governor, acting in his discretion, may from time to time address to him: Provided that the question whether or not a deputy has conformed to and observed any such instructions shall not be enquired into by any court.

(3) A person appointed as a deputy under this section shall hold that appointment for such period as may be specified in the instrument by which he is appointed, and his appointment may be revoked at any time by Her Majesty by instructions given through a Secretary of State or by the Governor, acting in his discretion.

(4) In this section “the Governor” does not include a deputy appointed under this section.