Memorandum by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
ANTARCTIC ACT 1997 (COMMENCEMENT) ORDER
1997 (S.I. 1997/1411)
The Committee has asked whether there have been any prior
commencement orders under the Antarctic Act 1994 and, if so, for
particulars and why such information was not given in a note printed
with the order.
There have been two prior commencement orders. The first
was the Antarctic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/2748),
which brought into force sections 1, 2, 8-32, 33 (partially) and
34-36 on 1 November 1995. The second was the Antarctic Act 1994
(Commencement) Order 1996 (S.I. 1966/2666), which brought
into force section 7 on 1 November 1996.
It is regretted that due to an oversight information about
prior commencement orders was not given in a note printed with
the order (or the previous commencement order), as required by
paragraph 2.84 of the Statutory Instrument Practice.
15th July 1997