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Bishoprics Act 1878

1878 CHAPTER 68 41 and 42 Vict

An Act to provide for the foundation of four new Bishoprics in England

[16th August 1878]

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C1Act, except ss. 1, 5, repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1973 (c. 39), Sch. 1 Pt. II

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This Act may be cited as the Bishoprics Act 1878.

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F1Ss. 2.—4., ss. 6.—14, Sch. repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1973 (c. 39), Sch. 1 Pt. II

5 The number of bishops sitting in Parliament not to be increased.E+W+S+N.I.

The number of Lords Spiritual sitting and voting as Lords of Parliament shall not be increased by the foundation of a new bishopric [F2after the year 1846] ; and whenever there is a vacancy among such Lords Spiritual by the avoidance of any of the sees of Canterbury, York, London, Durham, or Winchester, such vacancy shall be supplied by the issue of a writ of summons to the bishop acceding to the see so avoided; and if such vacancy is caused by the avoidance of any see other than one of the five sees aforesaid, such vacancy shall be supplied by the issue of a writ of summons to that bishop of a see in England who having been longest bishop of a see in England has not previously become entitled to such writ:

Provided, that where a bishop is translated from one see to another, and was at the date of his translation actually sitting as a Lord of Parliament, he shall not thereupon lose his right to receive a writ of summons to Parliament.

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F3Ss. 2.—4., ss. 6.—14, Sch. repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1973 (c. 39), Sch. 1 Pt. II

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