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The Social Security (Jamaica) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Article 17

Entry into Force and Period of Operation

(1) This Protocol shall enter into force at the same time as the Convention and shall form an integral part of the Convention.

(2) This Protocol shall remain in force for an indefinite period. The competent authorities of the United Kingdom and Jamaica undertake to initiate the programme of assistance specified in this Protocol and to be set out in future instruments as soon as is practicable.

(3) The competent authorities of either Party may terminate programmes of assistance by providing written notification to the competent authorities of the other Party. Such notice of termination shall not affect either Party’s rights or obligations under the Convention, or those arising under this Protocol.

In witness whereof, the undersigned, duly authorised thereto by their respective Governments have signed this Protocol.

Done in duplicate at London this 12th day of November 1996.

For the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:

Nic Bonsor

For the Government of Jamaica:

Portia Simpson

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