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Regency Act 1943

1943 CHAPTER 42

An Act to amend the law as to the delegation of royal functions to Counsellors of State.

[11th November 1943]

WhereasYour Majesty, by Your Majesty's Royal Message to both Houses of Parliament, has recommended that Parliament should review the provision made for the delegation of royal functions to Counsellors of State in the event of the Sovereign's illness or absence or intended absence from the United Kingdom, and should consider whether it be not expedient to make provision far including among such Counsellors the person who is the heir apparent or heir presumptive to the Throne if that person, although not of full age, is of such

And whereas Your Majesty in the same Message has recommended that Parliament should also consider whether it be not expedient to make provision for enabling persons who are absent or intend to be absent from the United Kingdom to be excepted from among the number of Counsellors of State :

Now, therefore, we, Your Majesty's Most Dutiful and Loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Commons in Parliament assembled do most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it be enacted, and be it 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 assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

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