Barbados Independence Act 1966
|Long title||An Act to make provision for, and in connection with, the attainment by Barbados of fully responsible status within the Commonwealth.|
|Citation||1966 c. 37|
|Royal assent||17 November 1966|
Status: Current legislation
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
|Revised text of statute as amended|
The Barbados Independence Act 1966 (c. 37) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that granted independence to Barbados with effect from 30 November 1966. The Act also provided for the granting of a new constitution to take effect upon independence, which was done by the Barbados Independence Order 1966.
As a result of the Act, Barbados became the fourth English-speaking country in the West Indies to achieve full independence from the United Kingdom. (Behind: Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and British Guiana) At the time of independence, Barbados also became a member of the voluntary grouping known as the British Commonwealth of Nations as a Commonwealth realm.
- Text of the Barbados Independence Act 1966 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk
- Barbados Independence Bill, UK Parliamentary Hansard debate of the bill
- Chronological table of the statutes; HMSO, London. 1993. ISBN 0-11-840331-1
- Cox-Alomar, Rafael (October 2004). "An Anglo-Barbadian dialogue: the negotiations leading to Barbados' independence, 1965-66". The Round Table (The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs). Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group. 93 (377): 671–690. doi:10.1080/0035853042000300160. ISSN 0035-8533.
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