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2 X1Recital of an Act of the Parliament of Ireland to regulate the mode by which the lords and the commons, to serve in the Parliament of the United Kingdom on the part of Ireland, shall be summoned and returned.E+W+S

And whereas an Act, intituled “An Act to regulate the mode by which the lords spiritual and temporal, and the commons, to serve in the Parliament of the United Kingdom on the part of Ireland, shall be summoned and returned to the said Parliament,” has been passed by the Parliament of Ireland, the tenor whereof is as follows:

An Act to regulate the mode by which the lords spiritual and temporal, and the commons, to serve in the Parliament of the United Kingdom on the part of Ireland, shall be summoned and returned to the said Parliament . . . F1

In case of the summoning of a new Parliament, or if the seat of any of the . . . F2 commoners shall become vacant by death or otherwise, then the . . . F2 counties, cities or boroughs, or any of them, as the case may be, shall proceed to a new election; . . . F2 and no meeting shall at any time hereafter be summoned, called, convened or held for the purpose of electing any person or persons to serve or act or be considered as representative or representatives of X2any other place, town, city, corporation or borough, . . . F2 or as representative or representatives of the freemen, freeholders, householders or inhabitants thereof, either in the Parliament of the United Kingdom or elsewhere (unless it shall hereafter be otherwise provided by the Parliament of the United Kingdom); . . . F3

Whenever his Majesty, his heirs and successors, shall by proclamation under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom summon a new Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Chancellor, Keeper or Commissioners of the Great Seal of Ireland, shall cause writs to be issued to the several counties, cities, and boroughs in Ireland . . . F2, for the election of members to serve in the Parliament of the United Kingdom . . . F2, and whenever any vacancy of a seat in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for any of the said counties, cities or boroughs, shall arise by death or otherwise, the Chancellor, Keeper or Commissioners of the Great Seal, upon such vacancy being certified to them respectively by the proper warrant, shall forthwith cause a writ to issue for the election of a person to fill up such vacancy; . . . F4

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X1Unreliable marginal note

X2''Any other place, town, city, corporation or borough'' means any not theretofore named in the recited Act

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C1Great Seal of Northern Ireland now used for all matters in Northern Ireland for which Great Seal of Ireland was formerly used, and kept by Secrtetary of State: Government of Ireland Act 1920 (c. 67), s. 44, Irish Free State (Consequential Provisions) Act 1922 (13 Geo. 5 Sess. 2 c. 2), Sch. 1 paras. 1, 2(4) and Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c. 36), Sch. 5 para. 4