26 United Kingdom enactments ceasing to have effect as part of the law of New Zealand
  • (1) As from the commencement of this Act the following enactments of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, namely,—

    • (a) the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 (15 and 16 Vict, c 72); and

    • (b) the Statute of Westminster 1931 (22 Geo V, c 4); and

    • (c) the New Zealand Constitution (Amendment) Act 1947 (11 Geo VI, c 4),—

    shall cease to have effect as part of the law of New Zealand.

    (2) The provisions of sections 20, 20A, and 21 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1924 shall apply with respect to the enactments specified in subsection (1) as if they were Acts of the Parliament of New Zealand that had been repealed by that subsection.

    (3) Without limiting the provisions of subsection (2), it is hereby declared that the effect of section 11 of the Statute of Westminster 1931 (22 Geo V, c 4) (which section declared that the expression Colony shall not, in any Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed after the commencement of the Statute of Westminster 1931, include a Dominion or any Province or State forming part of a Dominion) shall not be affected by virtue of the Statute of Westminster 1931 ceasing, by virtue of subsection (1), to have effect as part of the law of New Zealand.