The South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (Amendment) Order 1995

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Published: 1995-06-28

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Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of the powers vested in Her by the British Settlements Acts 1887 and 1945(1), and of all other powers enabling Her in that behalf, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (Amendment) Order 1995 and shall come into force on 17th July 1995.


2.  Section 4 of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Order 1985(2) is hereby revoked and replaced by the following:

“Office of Commissioner

4.—(1) There shall be a Commissioner for the Territories who shall be appointed by Her Majesty by Commission under Her Sign Manual and Signet and shall hold office during Her Majesty’s pleasure.

(2) During any period when the office of Commissioner is vacant or the holder thereof is for any reason unable to perform the functions of his office those functions shall, during Her Majesty’s pleasure, be assumed and performed by such person as may be designated by a Secretary of State.”

N. H. Nicholls
Clerk of the Privy Council

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order makes fresh provision for the office of Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

1887 c. 54, 1945 c. 7 (9 & 10 Geo. 6).

S.I. 1985/449.