HC Deb 14 December 1982 vol 34 cc69-70W
Mr. Murphy

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedure is followed when the extension of the provisions of United Kingdom primary or subordinate legislation to the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the Bailiwick of Jersey, and the Isle of Man is proposed.

Mr. Mayhew

United Kingdom legislation can be made to apply to the islands either by including a direct application provision in the Act itself or by including a provision in the Act enabling it to be extended to the islands by an Order in Council which may specify such exceptions, modifications and adaptations as may be appropriate. Before either course is followed, the normal procedure would be to consult the island authorities and to take their views into account. Subordinate legislation cannot as such be extended to the islands, but will apply to them when the principal Act applies or has been extended to them.