Attestation of Instruments (Facilities) Act

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ATTESTATION OF INSTRUMENTS (FACILITIES)

THE ATTESTATION OF INSTRUMENTS cap. 24.

(FACILITIES) ACT
Law

24 of 1957.
Act

15 of ZOO2 Section 2 [7th July, I949 .] ,,
Section 3 [15th August, 195 7.1

1. This Act may be cited as the Attestation of Instruments shorttitle
(Facilities) Act.

2. Notwithstanding the definition of "a Justice" or "a Justicesand
Justice of the Peace" contained in the provisions of section t F z : ~ ~ -
3 of the Interpretation Act, or anything contained in the izedmay

administer provisions of any other enactment of this Island to the
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contrary, it shall be lawfid for any Justice of the Peace or any part of
other person by law authorized to administer oaths, the Island.

affidavits, declarations or affirmations, to administer, take
and receive the oath, affidavit, declaration or solemn
affirmation of any person touching any deed, instrument,
writing, matter or thing required to be sworn to, declared
to, affirmed or attested under the provisions of any enact-
ment, regulations or instrument whatsoever, at any place
in the Island, whether or not the subject matter of the said
deed, instrument, writing, matter or thing requiring the
cognizance of a Justice or person authorized as aforesaid
arises within the parish for which such Justice is appointed
or other person by law authorized is for the time being.

3.-(1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2) every Membersof
Member of the House of Representatives shall, so long as 5T',r:-e
he is a Member of the House of Representatives, have the srntativrsto
same authority as a Justice of the Peace to administer, take
and receive the oath, afidavit, declaration or affirmation administer
of any person touching any deed, instrument, right, matter

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ATTESTATION OF INSTR (JMENTS (FACIIJTIES?

or thing required to be sworn to, declared to, affirmed or attested
under the provisions of any enactment or regulation and to give
certificates required to be given under the provisions of any
enactment or regulation.

( 2 ) Nothing in subsection (1) shall authorize a
Member of the House of Representatives to administer, take
or receive an oath, affidavit, declaration or affirmation or
to give a certificate which a Justice of the Peace is authorized
to administer, take, receive or give in the course of any
criminal investigation or prosecution.

(3) In the exercise of the powers conferred upon him
by subsection (1) a Member of the House of Represen-
tatives shall be deemed to be a Justice of the Peace.

Oath. etc.. 4. Every oath, affidavit, declaration or other affirmation
ndministcrtd
hy Justice to taken, administered or received by a Justice from any person in
hwofficial writing, in accordance with section 2 , shall bear the official seal
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of that Justice.

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