Solomon Islands Sessional Legislation
THE INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS (VALIDATION AND INDEMNITY) ACT 2005
(NO. 10 OF 2005)
Passed by the National Parliament this seventeenth day of November 2005
This printed impression has been carefully compared by me with the Bill passed by Parliament and found by me to be a true and correct copy of the said Bill.
Taeasi Sanga (Mrs)
Clerk to National Parliament
Assented to in Her Majesty's name and on Her Majesty's behalf this sixteenth day of December 2005.
Nathaniel Rahumaea Waena
Date of commencement: date of publication in the Gazette.
AN ACT TO VALIDATE AND CONFIRM ALL ACTS DONE IN GOOD FAITH BETWEEN THE 1ST DAY OF APRIL 1996, AND THE COMMENCEMENT OF THIS ACT IN THE PURPORTED EXERCISE OF THE JURISDICTION CONFERRED ON CERTAIN PERSONS UNDER SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION MADE UNDER ANY ACT OF PARLIAMENT.
WHEREAS section 61 of the Interpretation and General Provisions Act requires that all subsidiary legislation made shall be published in the Gazette:
AND WHEREAS further section 62 of the said Act requires that all subsidiary legislation made under an Act shall be laid before Parliament:
AND WHEREAS the provision of the aforesaid sections of the Act were not strictly complied with, especially since the compilation and publication of the Revised Edition of the Laws of Solomon Islands, which contained all subsidiary legislation in force in Solomon Islands on the 1st day of March 1996:
AND WHEREAS under the erroneous impression that the subsidiary legislation was validly made, certain persons in good faith exercised certain functions and powers:
AND WHEREAS it is desirable to validate and confirm all acts done in good faith by certain persons in the purported exercise of certain functions and powers conferred upon them by the said subsidiary legislation.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ENACTED by the National Parliament of Solomon Islands.
1. This Act may be cited as the Interpretation and General Provisions (Validation and Indemnity) Act 2005,
Cap 85 validation and indemnity
2. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 61 and 62 of the Interpretation and General Provisions Act, all acts done in good faith between the 1st day of April 1996 and the commencement of this Act, by any persons in the purported exercise of the jurisdiction and powers conferred upon, and vested in them, are hereby declared to have been validly, properly and lawfully done and are hereby confirmed; and the aforesaid persons are hereby freed, discharged and indemnified from and against all consequences whatsoever, by reason of any default in complying with the requirement of the aforesaid sections, and those requirements shall be deemed to have been duly complied with as if the Regulations had been laid before Parliament and published in the Gazette.