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Gambia Official Publications

A guide to current Gambian official publications in the British Library.

Office of the Gambian president: http://www.statehouse.gm. This has links to current budget and some government policies. Trade and economic information can be found at http://www.gambia.gm. The Department of State for Education site is at http://www.edugambia.gm/.

The Gambia attained self-government in 1962 and full independence in 1965. It was declared a republic in April 1970 and remained a multi-party democracy until July 1994, when the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council took over following a bloodless coup. The constitution of the second Republic of the Gambia was agreed in a national referendum on 8th August 1996 and came into force on 16th January 1997.

The Gambia's unicameral legislature is currently called the National Assembly. It was previously known as the House of Assembly and the House of Representatives.

Acts of Parliament and legal notices of 1965

CSC.331/9(3)

Continuation of:

Ordinances (& legal notices) enacted in the year 1963 - 1964

CSC.331/9(2)

Continuation of:

Ordinances, rules, regulations, orders, etc of the Gambia 1961

CSC.331/9

Continuation of:

Ordinances, rules, regulations, proclamations, etc, of the Colony of the Gambia , 1939 - 1950.

CSC.331/9

Annual departmental reports relating to the Gambia, 1881-1966

SPR.Mic.B.28/3

Reports relating to administration, finance, law enforcement, natural resources, education and social welfare, transport and public works, and commerce. The publisher's guide to the microform collection is kept in the open access reference collection in the Social Sciences Reading Room at OPL.966.510043 and is also available on the publisher's website at http://www.microform.co.uk/guides/R97077.pdf

Budget speech

OPE.9.x.46

Holdings: 1999-

The current budget speech can also be seen on the Government of the Gambia website at http://www.statehouse.gm/govtpolicies.html

Estimates of recurrent revenue and expenditure... - Gambia

CSC.307/5

Holdings: 1960; 1974/75; 1980/81-1981/82; 1984/85-1988/89; 1991/92; 1993/94; 1995/96-

External trade statistics. Ministry of Economic Planning and Industrial Development

CSC.354/4

Holdings: 1970/71-1972/73; 1974/5; 1980/1991.

Five year plan for economic and social development

Holdings: 1975/76-1979/80 and 1981/82-1985/86.

Plans are catalogued individually. Please consult the online catalogue for pressmarks.

Gambia gazette

Printed version: OGG.10

Holdings: 1901-1985 (Mostly unbound issues. Incomplete but good holdings up to 1974; very patchy from 1975 onwards.)

Microform version: SPR.Mic.B.25/3.

Holdings: 1883-1965.

Main gazette currently contains government appointments and news of officials. Notices and presidential proclamations are included in extraordinary issues. There are various legislative supplements:

Bills

CSC.334

Holdings: 1936-1984 [Unbound parts. Incomplete.]

Legal notices

CSC.331/7

Holdings: 1960-1985 [Unbound parts. Incomplete.]

Bye-Laws

CSC.331/2

Holdings: 1933-1941; 1948-1962 [Unbound parts. Incomplete.]

Notifications

CSC.331/4

Holdings: 1935-1941; 1948-1963 [Unbound parts. Incomplete.]

Orders

CSC.331/3

Holdings: 1935-1941; 1947-1961 [Unbound parts. Incomplete.]

Proclamations

CSC.331/5

Holdings: 1935-1941; 1947-1961 [Unbound parts. Incomplete.]

Regulations and Rules Made under Ordinances

CSC.331

Holdings 1910-1942.

Regulations

CSC.331(1)

Holdings: 1943-1961 [Unbound parts. Incomplete.]

Rules

CSC.331(2)

Holdings: 1943-1961 [Unbound parts. Incomplete.]

Gambia Ordinances

CSC.330/2 1892-1940.

CSC.331/9 1902-1912.

Bound volumes.

Laws of the Gambia

CSC.330/8

1966-1978

CSC.330/7

1955

CSC.330/6

1942

CSC.330/5

1926

CSC.330/4

1916

CSC.311/2

1900

CSC.311

1879-1885

CSC.330/3

1868

CSC.330

1856-1861

Consolidated versions.

Minutes of Proceedings - House of Representatives

CSC.351

Holdings: 1966-70.

Issued as a supplement to the Official Gazette

Ordinances, rules, regulations, proclamations, etc

CSC.331/9

Holdings: 1939; 1941; 1944-1947; 1950; 1961.

Bound volumes.

Population and housing census 1993

YD.2004.b.1094

Holdings: Vols. 1-10.

The census includes population analysis, housing, foreign nationals in Gambia and population growth in each district and urban areas.

Earlier censuses 1881-1963 are held in microform at SPR.Mic.B.28/3.

Presidential address delivered ... at the State Opening of Parliament

CSC.354/20

Holdings: 1986-1990.

Issued as sessional papers of the Parliament.

Report of the Auditor General - Gambia. National Audit Office

OPE.9.x.42

Holdings: 1998-

Report on the Auditor General's report of ... Gambia. National Assembly. Finance and Public Accounts Committee

OPE.9.x.32

Holdings: 1998-

Sessional papers - Gambia. House of Representatives

Holdings: 1943-1987, no. 3 [Incomplete].

Papers have been separately pressmarked and catalogued.

Statistical abstract of the Gambia

Current Issue: OPL.966.5100212.

Earlier Issues: CSC. 354/24.

Holdings: 1991; 1992; 1995-

General, social, demographic and economic statistics are included.

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