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The St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Constitution Order 2009

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28.  (1)  Whenever the Governor—

(a)has occasion to be absent from the seat of government for a period that he or she has reason to believe will be of short duration;

(b)has occasion to visit Ascension or Tristan da Cunha; or

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

the Governor may, by instrument under the public seal, appoint any person in St Helena to be his or her Deputy during such absence or illness and in that capacity to discharge on his or her behalf during such absence or illness 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 otherwise than as Her Majesty may at any time think proper to direct by instructions to the Governor through a Secretary of State, and every such Deputy shall conform to and observe all instructions that the Governor may from time to time address to him or her.

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

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

(5) The powers conferred on the Governor by this section shall be exercised by the Governor in his or her discretion.

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