Belize Act 1981

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Belize Act 1981
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to make provision for, and in connection with, the attainment by Belize of independence within the Commonwealth.
Citation1981 c 52
Royal assent28 July 1981
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted
Text of the Belize Act 1981 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from

The Belize Act 1981 (1981 c. 52) was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom. It came into operation on 28 July 1981.

The Act made provisions for the nation of Belize (formerly British Honduras) to gain full independence and become a member of the Commonwealth of Nations as a Commonwealth realm; prior to this, Belize had been a fully self-governing British colony from 1973.

Belize became independent on 21 September 1981.


  • Whitaker's Almanack: for the year 1982, complete edition, p. 364. J. Whitaker & Sons, London, 1981
  • Chronological table of the statutes; HMSO, London. 1993. ISBN 0-11-840331-1