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CONSTITUTION ACT 1934 - SECT 8

Deputy-Governor's powers: Provision as to deputy of Lieutenant-Governor or Administrator

(1)  In this section the said letters patent means the letters patent under the great seal of the United Kingdom bearing date 29th October 1900, as amended by the letters patent bearing date 31st August 1920, by the letters patent bearing date 22nd February 1934, and by the letters patent bearing date 25th May 1971, and includes any letters patent to be hereafter issued in amendment of, or in substitution for, the same.
(2)  During the temporary absence of the Governor from the seat of government or from the State or during any illness of the Governor, all the powers and authorities conferred upon or vested in the Governor by any statutory or other law or usage of the State, as well as the powers and authorities conferred upon or vested in the Governor by the said letters patent, shall and may be exercised, performed, and executed by the officer or person appointed by the Governor to be his deputy during such absence or illness, subject nevertheless to any terms or limitations expressed in the instrument appointing such deputy.
(3)  During any period when the powers and authorities in the said letters patent granted to the Governor are vested in the Lieutenant-Governor or such other person or persons as is or are appointed to administer the Government of the State, the provisions of subsection (2) shall apply to the person appointed to be the deputy of the Lieutenant-Governor, or of such other person or persons appointed to administer the government as aforesaid, during his temporary absence from the seat of government or from the State or during his illness, subject nevertheless to any terms or limitations expressed in the instrument appointing such deputy.
(4)  Any exercise, performance, or execution before the passing of this Act of any of the powers or authorities hereinbefore mentioned shall be and be deemed to have been of the same validity, and shall have and be deemed to have had the same force and effect, as if this Act had been in force at the time of such exercise, performance, or execution.



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