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UK Statutory Instruments

Version as made

1991 No. 1723

  • Version as made

Introductory Text

Statutory Instruments

1991 No. 1723


The Family Law Act 1986 (Dependent Territories) Order 1991


24th July 1991

Laid before Parliament

1st August 1991

Coming into force

14th October 1991

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 24th day of July 1991


The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred upon Her by section 43 of the Family Law Act 1986(1) is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Family Law Act 1986 (Dependent Territories) Order 1991 and shall come into force on 14th October 1991.

2.  In this Order– “the Act” means the Family Law Act 1986; “specified dependent territory” means a dependent territory specified in column 1 of Schedule 1 to this Order; “Part I order” has the meaning given by section 1(1) of the Act; “part of the United Kingdom” has the meaning given by section 42(1) of the Act.

3.  (1)   This Order applies in relation to a specified dependent territory from the date specified opposite the name of that territory in column 2 of Schedule 1 to this Order.

(2)  Part I of the Act shall apply, for the purpose of regulating, as between any specified dependent territory and any part of the United Kingdom, the jurisdiction of courts to make Part I orders, and the recognition and enforcement of orders corresponding to such orders, with the modifications specified in Schedule 2 to this Order.
(3)  Each Part of Schedule 3 to this Order shall have effect for the construction of Part I of the Act as modified by this Order in relation to the specified dependent territory named in the heading to that Part of that Schedule.
4.  This Order does not extend to any territory outside the United Kingdom. G. I. de DeneyClerk of the Privy Council