Scheut Missions Ordinance
(CHAPTER 378)

(Original Enactment: Ordinance 20 of 1938)

REVISED EDITION 1985
(30th March 1987)
An Ordinance to incorporate the Procureur in the Straits Settlements of the Scheut Missions. 
    Note: This private Ordinance is reproduced in the form it appears in the 1955 Revised Edition.
[16th September 1938]
Whereas an institute known as Missions Scheut was founded in the year 1862 in the Kingdom of Belgium for the purpose of the propagation of religion and whereas the said institution is now situated at Scheut, Brussels in the Kingdom of Belgium aforesaid:
And Whereas the agent of the aforesaid Missions Scheut is the Reverend Richard Quintens in whose name the lands described in Schedule A were purchased for the benefit of the aforesaid Missions Scheut out of funds belonging to the Mission:
And Whereas the former agent of the aforesaid Missions Scheut was the Reverend Father Michael De Meester who has left the Colony and died on the 22nd day of March, 1934 in Manila, Philippine Islands and the lands described in Schedule B were purchased in the name of the said Reverend Father Michael De Meester out of funds belonging to the Mission:
And Whereas it is expedient for conveyancing and other purposes and for the purpose of Vesting the said properties that the said Richard Quintens and his successors in the office as such Procureur as aforesaid should be incorporated:
It is hereby enacted by the Governor of the Straits Settlements with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof as follows:
Short title
1.  This Ordinance may be cited as the Scheut Missions Ordinance.
The agent or Procureur of the Missions Scheut to be a body corporate
2.—(1)  The Reverend Richard Quintens and his Successors for the time being in the office of Procureur of the Missions Scheut duly qualified as hereinafter provided shall be a body corporate, hereinafter called the corporation, and shall for the purposes of this Ordinance have the name of the Procureur in the Straits Settlements of the Scheut Missions and by that name have perpetual succession and shall and may have and use a corporate seal.
(2)  The said seal may from time to time be broken, changed, altered, and made anew as to the corporation seems fit.
Powers of the corporation relating to properties
3.  The corporation may acquire, purchase, take, hold and enjoy movable and immovable property of every description and may sell, convey and assign, surrender and yield up, mortgage, demise, reassign, transfer or otherwise dispose of any movable or immovable property vested in the corporation upon such terms as to the corporation seems fit and may sue and be sued by such name of the Procureur in the Straits Settlements of the Scheut Missions in all Courts of Justice.
Vesting clause of the properties in the Schedules
4.  Subject to section 7 the lands and premises described in the Schedules are hereby vested in the Corporation for the estate and interest for which the same are holden.
Qualification of the agent before acting
5.—(1)  No person other than the said Richard Quintens shall be deemed to be duly qualified as aforesaid unless and until he has first, with the approval of the Minister signified under his hand and seal, caused the power of attorney or other instrument constituting him Procureur to be duly filed in the Registry of the Supreme Court at Singapore pursuant to section 48 of the Conveyancing and Law of Property Ordinance [1955 Ed., Cap. 243] and unless and until a notification of such filing has appeared in the Gazette.
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(2)  Such notification shall be sufficient evidence of the appointment and that the person therein named is duly qualified as by this Ordinance is required.
Execution of deeds, etc.
6.—(1)  No deed, document or other instrument sealed with the seal of the corporation shall be deemed to be duly sealed unless such seal has been affixed in the presence of the said Richard Quintens or his attorney duly authorised by a power of attorney registered under section 48 of the Conveyancing and Law of Property Ordinance or in the presence of his successor for the time being in his said office of Procureur and duly qualified as aforesaid and unless such deed document or other instrument is signed by the said Richard Quintens or his attorney or by his successor or the attorney of such successor as aforesaid.
(2)  Such signing shall be taken as sufficient evidence of the due sealing of such deed, document, or other instrument.
Saving of Government and other rights
7.  Nothing in this Ordinance shall affect the rights of the Government, or of any bodies politic or corporate, or of any other persons except such as are mentioned in this Ordinance, and those claiming by, from or under them.
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