Crown Lands (Amendment) Ordinance

Bill No. 128/1961

Read the first time on 1st March 1961.
An Ordinance to amend the Crown Lands Ordinance (Chapter 244 of the Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the Yang di-Pertuan Negara with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title
1.  This Ordinance may be cited as the Crown Lands (Amendment) Ordinance, 1961.
New section 4A
2.  The Crown Lands Ordinance is hereby amended by inserting immediately after section 4 thereof the following new section: —
Presumption as to grant of estate in perpetuity
4A.  Where any grant of land has been issued under the provisions of subsection (1) of section 4 of this Ordinance prior to the 1st day of March 1961, such grant shall be deemed to confer an estate in perpetuity on the grantee thereof.”.
Amendment of Schedule A
3.  Schedule A to the Crown Lands Ordinance is hereby amended by deleting the comma and words “, his heirs and assigns for ever” appearing in the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth lines thereof and substituting therefor the words “for an estate in perpetuity”.