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House of Commons (Disqualifications) Act 1801

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House of Commons (Disqualifications) Act 1801

1801 CHAPTER 52

An Act for declaring what Persons shall be disabled from sitting and voting in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland ; and also for carrying into Effect, Part of the Fourth Article of the Union of Great Britain and Ireland, by providing in what Cases Persons holding Offices or Places of Profit under the Crown of Ireland, shall be incapable of being Members of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the said United Kingdom.

[20th June 1801]

WHEREAS by an Act, made in the Session of Parliament held in the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Union of Great Britain and Ireland, it was amongst other Things provided, That the said Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland should, upon the First Day of January in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and one, and for ever after, be united into One Kingdom, by the Name of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and that the said United Kingdom should be represented in One and the same Parliament, to be stiled The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland: And whereas it is expedient fully to declare in what Cases Persons are and shall be disabled from, or incapable of, sitting and voting in the House of Commons of the said Parliament of the said United Kingdom : Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament of the said United Kingdom assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That, from and after the passing of this Act, all Persons disabled from or incapable of being elected, or sitting and voting in the House of Commons of any Parliament of Great Britain, shall be disabled from and be incapable of being elected, or sitting and voting in the House of Commons of any Parliament of the United Kingdom, as Knights, Citizens, or Burgesses, for any County, Stewartry, City, Borough, Cinque Port, Town, or Place, in that Part of the United Kingdom called Great Britain.

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