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COLONIAL COURTS OF ADMIRALTY (INDIA) ACT 1891

THE COLONIAL COURTS OF ADMIRALTY (INDIA) ACT, 1891

ACT NO. 16 OF 1891

[14th May, 1891.]

An Act t declare certain courts in India to be Colonial Courts of Admiralty. WHEREAS it is provided by the Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act, 1890 (53 & 54 Vict., c. 27), that the legislature of a British posses- sion may by any colonial law declare any court of unlimited civil jur- isdiction in that possession to be a Colonial Court of Admiralty; And whereas it is expedient, in pursuance of that provision, to declare certain Courts in India to be Colonial Courts of Admiralty; It is hereby enacted as follows:-

Title and commencement.

1.Title and commencement.(1) This Act may be called the Colonial Courts of Admiralty (India) Act, 1891 ; and

(2) It shall come into effect- (a) If Her Majesty's pleasure thereon has been signified, by 1 notification in the Official Gazette, on or before the first day of July, 1891, then on that day, or (b) If Her Majesty's pleasure thereon has not been so signified on or before that day, then on the day on which Her Majesty's pleasure shall be signified by such a notification as aforesaid.

Appointment of Colonial Courts of Admiralty. 2.Appointment of Colonial Courts of Admiralty.The following Courts of unlimited civil jurisdiction are hereby declared to be Colonial Courts of Admiralty, namely:-

(1) the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal,

(2) the High Court of Judicature at Madras, 2[and]

(3) the High Court of Judicature at Bombay, 3 * 4 * * * * *

Construction of Indian Acts referring to Admiralty and Vice-AdmiraltyCourts. 3.Construction of Indian Acts referring to Admiralty and Vice- Admiralty Courts. The expressions "Court having Admiralty jurisdiction" and Admiralty Court "and the expression" Admiralty or Vice-Admiralty cause," and other expressions referring to Admiralty or Vice-Admiralty Courts or causes, shall, wherever any such expression occurs in any --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 For notification publishing Her Britannic Majesty's Assent to this Act, see Gazette of India, 1891, Pt. I, p. 371. 2 Ins. by the A. O. 1948. 3 The word "and" was rep. by the A. O. 1948.

4 The words and figures "(4) the High Court of Judicature at

Rangoon, (5) the Court of the Resident at Aden, and" were rep. by the

A. O. 1937 and "(6) the District Court of Karachi" rep. by the A. O.

8 1[Indian law], be deemed to include a Colonial Court of Admiralty and a Colonial Court of Admiralty cause, and to refer to a Colonial Court of Admiralty or a Colonial Court of Admiralty cause, respectively.

Rep. by the A.O. 1947. 4.[Court-fees in suits in the Colonial Court of Admiralty at Karachi]. Rep. by the A. O. 1947.

Rep. by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1914 (10 of 1914). 5.[Repeal.] Rep. by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1914 (10 of 1914). THE SCHEDULE. [ENACTMENTS REPEALED.] [Rep. by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1914 (10 of 1914).] ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Subs. by the A. O. 1937, for " enactment of the G. G. in C. or or Lieutenant-Governor in Council". ----------------------------------------------------------------------


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