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Tuvalu National Flag (Amendment) Act 1997

TUVALU

TUVALU NATIONAL FLAG (AMENDMENT) ACT 1997
(Act 2 of 1997)


AN ACT to amend the Tuvalu National Flag Act

ENACTED by the Parliament of Tuvalu-

Short title and commencement

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Tuvalu National Flag (Amendment) Act 1997.

(2) This Act shall come into force on the date to be appointed by the Minister by notice.

Schedules

2. Schedules 1 and 2 to the Tuvalu National Flag Act 1995 are repealed and replaced by the following-

"SCHEDULE 1
(section 3)

THE TUVALU NATIONAL FLAG


1. The Tuvalu National Flag has an azure blue background with nine yellow stars lying diagonally across the right side from the top right-hand corner. In the top left-hand corner is the Union flag.

2. The proportions of the flag are

(a) Width: Height - 1:2
(b) Area covered by Stars: One half
I Width of each star: Approximately 1/12 width of the flag
(d) Area covered by Union flag: One quarter"

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TUVALU NATIONAL FLAG (AMENDMENT) ACT 1997
(Act 2 of 1997)


EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

(This memorandum is not part of the Act)

The purpose of this Act is to amend the Tuvalu National Flag Act 1995 so as to reinstate as the national flag of Tuvalu the Independence Flag which was originally introduced in 1978. Section 2 replaces schedules 1 and 2 of the Tuvalu National Flag Act with Schedules which describe the Independence Flag. Other provisions of the Tuvalu Flag Act remain the same, so that the Minister may, as before, authorise the use of the flag as a design and make rules for guidance as to its use.

Notes: Assented 10 April 1997 by Governor-General Sir Tulaga Manuella GCMG MBE.


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