Leased Bases - Agreement

ARTICLE XXVI.

Special Provisions for Individual Territories.

The provisions contained in Annex III1 hereto shall have effect in relation to the Territories to which they respectively appertain.


ARTICLE XXVII.

Supplementary Leases.

The United States may, by common agreement, acquire by supplementary lease for the unexpired period of the Lease granted in a Territory, such additional areas, sites and locations as may be found necessary for the use and protection of the Bases upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed, which shall, unless there are special reasons to the contrary, be on the basis of those contained in this Agreement.


ARTICLE XXVIII.

Modification of this Agreement.

The Government of the United States and the Government of the United Kingdom agree to give sympathetic consideration to any representations which either may make after this Agreement has been in force a reasonable time, proposing a review of any of the provisions of this Agreement to determine whether modifications in the light of experience are necessary or desirable. Any such modifications shall be by mutual consent.


ARTICLE XXIX.

The United States and the Government of the Territory respectively will do all in their power to assist each other in giving full effect to the provisions of this Agreement according to its tenor and will take all appropriate steps to that end.
During the continuance of any lease, no laws of the Territory which would derogate from or prejudice any of the rights conferred on the United States by the Lease or by this Agreement shall be applicable within the Leased Area, save with the concurrence of the United States.


ARTICLE XXX.

Interpretation.

In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them:
“Lease” means a lease entered into in pursuance of the communications set out in Annex I hereto, and in relation to any Territory means a lease entered into in respect of an area therein.
“Leased Area” means an area in respect of which a lease is or will be entered into.

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“Base” means a base established in pursuance of the said communications.
“Territory” means a part of His Majesty's dominions in which a lease is entered into in pursuance of the communications set out in Annex I hereto; and “the Territory” means the Territory concerned.
“The United States Authorities” means the authority or authorities from time to time authorised or designated, by the Government of the United States of America, for the purpose of exercising the powers in relation to which the expression is used.
“United States forces” means the naval and military forces of the United States of America.
“British subject” includes a British protected person.

Signed in London in duplicate this twenty-seventh day of March, 1941.

On behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:
WINSTON S. CHURCHILL
CRANBORNE
MOYNE

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America:
JOHN G. WINANT
CHARLES FAHY
HARRY J. MALONY
HAROLD BIESEMEIER

Protocole concernant la défense de Terre-Neuve entre le
Canada, le Royaume-Uni et les États-Unis d'Amérique

Protocol Concerning the Defence of Newfoundland between
Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of
America

London, March 27, 1941

The undersigned plenipotentiaries of the Government of Canada, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America having been authorized by their respective Governments to clarify certain matters concerning the defence of Newfoundland arising out of the Agreement signed this day concerning the Bases leased to the United States, have drawn up and signed the following Protocol:
1. It is recognised that the defence of Newfoundland is an integral feature of the Canadian scheme of defence, and as such is a matter of special concern to the Canadian Government, which has already assumed certain responsibilities for this defence.
2. It is agreed therefore that, in all powers which may be exercised and in such actions as may be taken under the Agreement for the use and operation of United States bases dated the 27th March, 1941, in respect of Newfoundland, Canadian interests in regard to defence will be fully respected.
3. Nothing in the Agreement shall affect arrangements relative to the defence of Newfoundland already made by the Governments of the United States and Canada in pursuance of recommendations submitted to those Governments by the Permanent Joint Board on Defence—United States and Canada.
4. It is further agreed that in all consultations concerning Newfoundland arising out of Articles I (4), II and XI (5) of the Agreement, or of any other Articles involving considerations of defence, the Canadian Government as well as the Government of Newfoundland will have the right to participate.
Done in triplicate, in London, the 27th day of March, 1941.

On behalf of the Government of Canada:
VINCENT MASSEY
L. W. MURRAY
L. B. PEARSON

On behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:
WINSTON S. CHURCHILL
CRANBORNE
MOYNE

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America:
JOHN G. WINANT
CHARLES FAHY
HARRY J. MALONY
HAROLD BIESEMEIER




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