World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

British Islands

Article Id: WHEBN0000377070
Reproduction Date:

Title: British Islands  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Jordan Ramos, National Day, List of smoking bans, Channel Islands, Aberdeen
Collection: British Islands, Law in the United Kingdom, Terminology of the British Isles
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

British Islands

A map showing the areas referred to as the British Islands shaded red.

British Islands is a term within the law of the United Kingdom which since 1889 has referred collectively to the following four states:

The latter three territories are Crown dependencies and are not a part of the United Kingdom. The Parliament of the United Kingdom on occasions introduces legislation that is extended to the islands, normally by the use of Orders in Council. For this reason it has been found useful to have a collective term for the combined territories. Dating back to 1889, a statutory definition can be found in the Interpretation Act 1978.[1][2][3]

The term United Kingdom and Islands is used in the Immigration Act 1971.[4][5]

British passports issued in the UK have the wording "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" on their cover. In the Crown dependencies, this is replaced by "British Islands – Bailiwick of Jersey", "British Islands – Bailiwick of Guernsey" or "British Islands – Isle of Man". These passports are issued to all British citizens resident in the jurisdiction in question.[3][6]

Section 5 of the Interpretation Act 1978 provides that "in any Act, unless the contrary intention appears" the expression "British Islands" is to be construed according to Schedule 1 of that Act, which contains the following paragraph:

"British Islands" means the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Subject to paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 2, that paragraph of Schedule 1 applies, so far as applicable, to Acts passed after the year 1889.[7]

Paragraph 4(2) provides:

The definition of "British Islands", in its application to Acts passed after the establishment of the Irish Free State but before the commencement of this Act, includes the Republic of Ireland.

The Irish Free State was established on 6 December 1922 and the Interpretation Act 1978 came into force on 1 January 1979.

The Interpretation Act 1978 applies to itself and to any Act passed after the commencement of that Act and, to the extent specified in Part I of Schedule 2, to Acts passed before the commencement of that Act.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ Text of the Interpretation Act 1978 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database
  2. ^ "Interpretation Act 1978" (PDF). Margaret Marks legal translations. Retrieved 28 October 2007. 
  3. ^ a b [2] Archived 21 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "britishcitizen.info" (PDF). britishcitizen.info. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  5. ^ "Immigration Act 1971". Legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  6. ^ "States of Guernsey passports". Guernsey Government Website. Retrieved 6 February 2009. 
  7. ^ The Interpretation Act 1978, Schedule 2, paragraph 4(1)
  8. ^ The Interpretation Act 1978, section 22(1)

External links

  • Text of the British Islands as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database
  • Interpretation Act, 1978 (unofficial text)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.