Hong Kong Letters Patent 1950

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Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm bearing date the sixteenth day of March One thousand nine hundred and fifty  (1950) 
Government of the United Kingdom

Issued by King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on 16th March 1950, and proclaimed by Governor Sir Alexander William George Herder Grantham on 26th May, 1950, the Hong Kong Letters Patent 1950 amended Article XIII of the Hong Kong Letters Patent 1917.

GEORGE THE SIXTH, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith.

To all to whom these Presents shall some, Greeting!

WHEREAS by certain Letters Patent under the Great Seal, bearing date the fourteenth day of February, 1917 (hereinafter referred to as “the Letters Patent of 1917”), as amended by Letters Patent dated the thirtieth day of April, 1938, and the twenty-ninth day of June, 1939, the Office of Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hong Kong and its Dependencies is constituted, and provision is made for the Government thereof:

AND WHEREAS We are minded to amend the Letters Patent of 1917 in manner hereinafter appearing:

NOW KNOW YE that We do hereby declare Our will and pleasure as follows :-

I. These Letters shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by the Governor by Proclamation in the Hong Kong Government Gazette.

II. The Letters Patent of 1917 shall have effect as if the following paragraph were added at the end of Article XIII thereof :-

“Nothing in this Article shall be construed as preventing the enactment of laws by the Legislature of the Colony regarding the making and execution of such grants and dispositions.”

III. We do hereby reserve to Ourselves, Our heirs and successors, full power and authority from time to time to revoke, alter, or amend these Our Letters Patent as to Us of Them shall think fit.

In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster this sixteenth day of March in the fourteenth year of Our Reign.

BY WARRANT under The King’s Sign Manual.

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