LAWS OF ZAMBIA (REVISED EDITION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
APPOINTMENT, FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF COMMISSIONER

   3.   Appointment and Functions of Commissioner

   4.   Powers of Commissioner

   5.   No other power to make amendments of substance

PART III
CONTENTS OF LAWS OF ZAMBIA

   6.   Contents of the Laws of Zambia

   7.   Obsolete

   8.   Obsolete

PART IV
GENERAL

   9.   Specified date

   10.   Method of compiling Laws of Zambia

   11.   Binding of Laws of Zambia

   12.   Printing of Laws of Zambia

   13.   Bringing into force and validity of Laws of Zambia

   14.   Distribution of Laws of Zambia

PART V
SUPPLEMENTS

   15.   Periodical issue of supplements

   16.   Validity of supplements

   17.   Powers of Attorney-General

   18.   Contents of supplements

PART VI
MISCELLANEOUS

   19.   Construction of references to repealed or amended laws

   20.   Place of this Act in the Laws of Zambia

AN ACT

to authorise the preparation and publication of a revised edition of the Laws of Zambia and to provide for the periodical revision thereof; to provide for the appointment of a Commissioner and to specify his powers; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

[16th February, 1968]

Act 9 of 1968,

Act 25 of 1969,

Act 21 of 1971.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Laws of Zambia (Revised Edition) Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

"Act" includes an Ordinance and an Applied Act;

"Chapter" means a chapter or appendix of the Laws of Zambia;

"Commissioner" means the person appointed as such under section 3;

"law" means written law and includes the Constitution, British Acts, any Order, or any Order in Council in force in the Republic on the specified date;

"Laws of Zambia" means the revised edition of the laws of Zambia prepared in accordance with the provisions of this Act, and includes such revised edition as amended by supplements;

"specified date" means the date fixed by the Minister under section 9;

"supplement" means a supplement containing any laws as revised from time to time in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

PART II
APPOINTMENT, FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF COMMISSIONER

3.   Appointment and functions of Commissioner

   (1) There shall be a Commissioner who shall be a public officer and who shall be responsible for—

      (a)   the preparation of a revised edition of the Laws of Zambia;

      (b)   making arrangements for the printing and publication of the said revised edition; and

      (c)   performing such other duties as are provided for in this Act.

   (2) Whenever it appears to the Attorney General that the Commissioner is unable from any cause to complete the revision of the laws authorised by this Act, he may designate another person to be Commissioner in his stead.

   (3) In the exercise of his powers under this Act, the Commissioner shall be subject to the direction and control of the Attorney-General and shall act in accordance with any direction of the Attorney-General.

   (4) The Commissioner shall consult the Attorney-General on legal matters arising in the course of preparing the revised edition of the Laws of Zambia.

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