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Contents (1987 - 15)
Interpretation Act 1987 No 15
Current version for 15 September 2015 to date (accessed 21 October 2017 at 19:46)
Part 8 Section 53
53   Alterations of names and constitutions
(1)  If an Act or statutory rule alters the name of a body or office:
(a)  the body or office continues in existence under its new name so that its identity is not affected, and
(b)  a reference in any Act or instrument, or in any other document, to the body or office under its former name shall, except in relation to matters that occurred before the alteration took place, be read as a reference to the body or office under its new name.
(2)  If an Act or statutory rule alters the constitution of a body:
(a)  the body continues in existence as newly constituted so that its identity is not affected,
(b)  the alteration does not affect any functions of the body,
(c)  the alteration does not affect any legal or other proceedings instituted or to be instituted by or against the body and any legal or other proceedings that might have been continued or commenced by or against the body as previously constituted may be continued or commenced by or against the body as newly constituted, and
(d)  the alteration does not affect any investigation or inquiry being or proposed to be undertaken by any other person or body into any action taken or practice engaged in by the body before the alteration took place and any investigation or inquiry that might have been continued or commenced into any such action or practice may be continued or commenced as if the action had been taken or the practice had been engaged in by the body as newly constituted.