Legislative Provisions (Suspension Of Operation) Ordinance 1997


Published: 1997-07-18

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Cap 538 - LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS (SUSPENSION OF OPERATION) ORDINANCE 1997 1

Chapter: 538 LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS (SUSPENSION OF
OPERATION) ORDINANCE 1997

Gazette Number Version Date


Long title 126 of 1997 18/07/1997


An Ordinance to provide for the suspension of operation of certain Ordinances and certain amendments effected to
various Ordinances.


[18 July 1997]


(Originally 126 of 1997)

Section: 1 Short title 126 of 1997 18/07/1997


This Ordinance may be cited as the Legislative Provisions (Suspension of Operation) Ordinance 1997.

Section: 2 Suspension of operation of Hong Kong Bill of Rights

(Amendment) Ordinance 1997
L.N. 48 of 1998 23/01/1998



(1) On and from the commencement of this Ordinance, the Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance (Cap 383)
shall be read as if the amendments effected by the Hong Kong Bill of Rights (Amendment) Ordinance 1997 (107 of
1997) had not been enacted.

(2) Subsection (1) shall cease to have effect on 28 February 1998 or such earlier date as the Secretary for Home
Affairs appoints by notice in the Gazette and he may appoint different dates for the cessation of the effect of
subsection (1) with respect to different provisions of the Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance (Cap 383). (Amended
L.N. 498 of 1997; L.N. 48 of 1998)

(3) The Provisional Legislative Council may by resolution made from time to time extend the period during
which subsection (1) has effect.
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Note:
The period during which s. 2(1) of Cap 538 has effect was extended under L.N. 498 of 1997 and L.N. 48 of
1998. 107 of 1997 amended Cap 383 by adding s. 3(3) and (4), which were repealed under 2 of 1998.

Section: 3 Suspension of operation of Trade Unions (Amendment)

(No. 2) Ordinance 1997
126 of 1997 18/07/1997



(1) On and from the commencement of this Ordinance, the Trade Unions Ordinance (Cap 332) shall be read as
if the amendments effected by the Trade Unions (Amendment) (No. 2) Ordinance 1997 (102 of 1997) had not been
enacted.

(2) Subsection (1) shall cease to have effect on 31 October 1997 or such earlier date as the Secretary for
Education and Manpower appoints by notice in the Gazette and he may appoint different dates for the cessation of the
effect of subsection (1) with respect to different provisions of the Trade Unions Ordinance (Cap 332).

(3) The Provisional Legislative Council may by resolution made from time to time extend the period during
which subsection (1) has effect.
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Note:
On 31 October 1997, s. 3(1), to the extent that it was in effect immediately before 31 October 1997, ceased to
have effect. Please see s. 12 of 135 of 1997.

Section: 4 Suspension of operation of Employee's Rights to

Representation, Consultation and Collective Bargaining
Ordinance

126 of 1997 18/07/1997



(1) The operation of the Employee's Rights to Representation Consultation and Collective Bargaining
Ordinance (101 of 1997) is suspended on and from the commencement of this Ordinance.



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(2) On and from the commencement of this Ordinance-
(a) the Labour Tribunal Ordinance (Cap 25);
(b) the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57); and
(c) the Trade Unions Ordinance (Cap 332),

shall be read as if the consequential amendments effected by the Employee's Rights to Representation, Consultation
and Collective Bargaining Ordinance (101 of 1997) had not been enacted.

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) shall cease to have effect on 31 October 1997 or such earlier date as the Secretary
for Education and Manpower appoints by notice in the Gazette and he may appoint different dates for the cessation of
the effect of subsection (1) or (2) with respect to different provisions of-

(a) the Employee's Rights to Representation, Consultation and Collective Bargaining Ordinance (101 of
1997);

(b) the Labour Tribunal Ordinance (Cap 25);
(c) the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57); or
(d) the Trade Unions Ordinance (Cap 332).

(4) The Provisional Legislative Council may by resolution made from time to time extend the period-
(a) of suspension referred to in subsection (1); and
(b) during which subsection (2) has effect.

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Note:
On 31 October 1997, s. 4(1) and (2), to the extent that it was in effect immediately before 31 October 1997,
ceased to have effect. Please see s. 14(2) of 135 of 1997.

Section: 5 Suspension of operation of Employment (Amendment)

(No. 4) Ordinance 1997
126 of 1997 18/07/1997



(1) On and from the commencement of this Ordinance, the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) shall be read as if
the amendments effected by the Employment (Amendment) (No. 4) Ordinance 1997 (98 of 1997) had not been
enacted.

(2) On and from the commencement of this Ordinance, the Labour Tribunal Ordinance (Cap 25) shall be read
as if the consequential amendments effected by the Employment (Amendment) (No. 4) Ordinance 1997 (98 of 1997)
had not been enacted.

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) shall cease to have effect on 31 October 1997 or such earlier date as the Secretary
for Education and Manpower appoints by notice in the Gazette and he may appoint different dates for the cessation of
the effect of subsection (1) or (2) with respect to different provisions of the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) or the
Labour Tribunal Ordinance (Cap 25).

(4) The Provisional Legislative Council may by resolution made from time to time extend the period during
which subsection (1) or (2) has effect.
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Note:
On 31 October 1997, s. 5(1) and (2), to the extent that it was in effect immediately before 31 October 1997,
ceased to have effect. Please see s. 4(2) of 135 of 1997.

Section: 6 Effect of this Ordinance 126 of 1997 18/07/1997


Any act done under-
(a) the Hong Kong Bill of Rights (Amendment) Ordinance 1997 (107 of 1997);
(b) the Trade Unions (Amendment) (No. 2) Ordinance 1997 (102 of 1997);
(c) the Employee's Rights to Representation, Consultation and Collective Bargaining Ordinance (101 of

1997); or
(d) the Employment (Amendment) (No. 4) Ordinance 1997 (98 of 1997),

shall remain valid to the extent that it was valid immediately prior to the commencement of this Ordinance as if this
Ordinance had not been enacted.

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