Government (Amendment) Act 2010

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GOVERNMENT (AMENDMENT) ACT 2010
Act No. 22 of 2010

AN ACT TO AMEND THE GOVERNMENT ACT

I assent,
GEORGE TUPOU V,
24th November 2010.


BE IT ENACTED by the King and the Legislative Assembly of Tonga in the Legislature
of the Kingdom as follows:
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1 Short Title

(1) This Act may be cited as the Government (Amendment) Act 2010.

(2) In this Act, the Government Act (Cap. 3), as amended, is referred to as the
Principal Act.

2 Sections repealed

Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 19, 21 of the Principal Act are repealed.

3 Section 9 amended

Section 9 of the Principal Act is amended by repealing the words “passed by His
Majesty in Council,” and replacing them with “made by”.

4 Section 17 amended

Section 17 of the Principal Act is amended -

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(a) in the English version only, by repealing the words “by the King and shall
hold office during the King’s pleasure” and replacing them with “and hold
office in accordance with clause 50A of the Constitution”; and

(b) in the Tongan version only, by repealing the words “‘E fakanofo ai pe ‘e he
Tu’i ‘a e Palemia pea te ne ma’u lakanga lolotonga ‘oku finangalo ki ai ‘a e
Tu’i” and replacing them with “Kuo pau ko e Palemia te ne ma’u lakanga ‘o
fakatatau ki he kupu 50A ‘o e Konisitutone”.

5 Section 18 amended – Deputy Prime Minister

Section 18 of the Principal Act is amended by repealing sub-section (1) and
replacing it with –

“(1) The King may, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, appoint a
Deputy Prime Minister from amongst the Cabinet Ministers.”.







Passed in the Legislative Assembly this 22th day of July 2010.