- 1. The repeal of an Act or a Law is only done under orders and approval of a Secretary of State.
- 2. He said that I have been misguided by the Leader of the Anguilla United Front, because it is not within his competence to do something which is ridiculous.
- 3. He said that he would be definitely showing his ignorance to seek the repeal of the Levy.
Section 57 provides that the Bill shall become law upon assent by the Governor. It becomes law immediately upon the Governor’s assent, but the Secretary of State has power to disallow the Bill later if he has good reason to do so. The importance of this point is that unlike the Chief Minister’s statement this means and demonstrates that the Secretary of State is not involved in the Legislative process from the introduction of the Bill to its assent by the Governor. It means that the Chief Minister is mislead and as a consequence is apportioning authority to the Secretary of State that the Secretary does not have. The Secretary of State cannot prevent any motion from going to the House neither does he have the authority to initiate the process of any enactment or repeal of any Act in the Anguilla House of Assembly except by Order in Council.