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8th April 1997
Laid before Parliament
14th May 1997
Coming into force
1st July 1997
At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 8th day of April 1997
The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council
Whereas section 1(1) of the Hong Kong Act 1985(1) provides that as from 1st July 1997 (“the relevant date”) Her Majesty shall no longer have sovereignty or jurisdiction over any part of Hong Kong:
And whereas from the relevant date Hong Kong will no longer be a colony for the purpose of section 1(2) of the Extradition Act 1989(2):
And whereas paragraph 3(2) of the Schedule to the Hong Kong Act 1985 provides that Her Majesty may before, on or after the relevant date, by Order in Council make such provision as appears to Her Majesty to be necessary or expedient in consequence of or in connection with the provisions of section 1(1) of that Act for repealing or amending, so far as it relates to Hong Kong, any enactment forming part of the law of, or of any part of, the United Kingdom or of a British possession other than Hong Kong:
Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by paragraph 3(2) of the Schedule to the Hong Kong Act 1985, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—
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