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EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This Note is not part of the Order.)

This Order, which is made at the request and with the consent of the Associated State of Saint Lucia under section 5 (4) of the West Indies Act 1967, provides a new constitution for Saint Lucia upon its attainment of fully responsible government within the Commonwealth at the termination of the status of association of Saint Lucia with the United Kingdom under the Act on 22 February 1979.

The Saint Lucia Constitution Order 1978


STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS
1978 No. 1901

SAINT LUCIA

The Saint Lucia Constitution Order 1978

Made:

20th December 1978

Coming into Operation:

22nd February 1979

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 20th day of December 1978
Present,
The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas the status of association of Saint Lucia with the United Kingdom is to terminate on 22nd February 1979 and it is necessary to establish a new constitution for Saint Lucia upon its attainment of fully responsible status within the Commonwealth:

And whereas the Associated State of Saint Lucia has, by a resolution passed in the House of Assembly thereof on 24th October 1978, requested and consented to the making of this Order for that purpose:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of the powers vested in Her in that behalf by section 5(4) of the West Indies Act 1967 (a), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows: --

1.- (1) This Order may be cited as the Saint Lucia Constitution Order 1978.

     (2)This Order shall come into operation on 22nd February 1979.

2.- The Saint Lucia Constitution Order 1967(b), which made provision for the constitution of the Associated State of Saint Lucia, is revoked.

3.- The Constitution of Saint Lucia set out in Schedule 1 to this Order shall come into effect in Saint Lucia at the commencement of this Order subject to the transitional provisions set out in Schedule 2 to this Order.

N.E. Leigh,          
Clerk of the Privy Council

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