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CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY
22nd June 1988
Laid before Parliament
6th July 1988
Coming into force
1st September 1988
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 22nd day of June 1988
The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council
Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 3 of the Crown Office Act 1877((1)), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:
1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Crown Office (Forms and Proclamations Rules) Order 1988 and shall come into force on 1st September 1988.
(2) References in this Order to a Schedule are references to a Schedule to this Order.
2.—(1) For any document to which this Rule applies the form of words to be used shall be that set out in Schedule 1, subject only to such variations as are specified in that Schedule.
(2) This Rule applies to the documents under the Great Seal described in the following Table.
|Documents||Form in Schedule 1|
|Writs of Summons and Dissolution||Forms A to C in Part I|
|Commissions of the Peace||Forms A to D in Part II|
|Letters Patent||Forms A to I in Part III|
|Royal Assents||Forms A to C in Part IV|
3. It shall be sufficient for Royal Proclamations to be published in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes; but if the Lord President of the Council, thinking it expedient, directs that copies of such proclamations shall in addition be sent to such High Sheriffs, Sheriffs, Lord Mayors and Mayors in England and Wales and to such Sheriffs Principal in Scotland as he thinks fit, the contents of such proclamations shall thereupon be made known in the manner accustomed.
4. The Rules set out in the instruments specified in Schedule 2 are hereby revoked.
G. I. de Deney
Clerk of the Privy Council
|Description or Title||Reference|
|Order in Council making Rules in pursuance of the Crown Office Act 1877, on 22nd February 1878||S.R. & O. (Rev.III) p.1009|
|The Crown Office Rules (No. 1) Order 1927||S.R. & O. 1927 No. 425|
|The Crown Office Rules (No. 2) Order 1927||S.R. & O. 1927 No. 625|
|The Crown Office Rules Order 1958||S.I. 1958 No. 1250|
|The Crown Office Rules Order 1967||S.I. 1967 No. 802|
|The Crown Office (Writs of Summons) Rules 1969||S.I. 1969 No. 1071|
|The Crown Office (Writs for Dissolving and Summoning Convocations) Rules 1970||S.I. 1970 No. 821|
|The Crown Office (Commissions of the Peace) Rules 1973||S.I. 1973 No. 2099|
|The Crown Office (Commissions of the Peace and Royal Proclamations) Rules 1975||S.I. 1975 No. 622|
|The Crown Office (Writs for Dissolving and Summoning Convocations) (Amendment) Rules 1975||S.I. 1975 No. 802|
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order in Council makes Rules which consolidate, with minor modifications, previous Rules made between 1878 and 1975. It prescribes the form of words to be used in certain writs of summons, Commissions of the Peace, Letters Patent and Royal Assent Commissions. It also provides for the publication of Royal Proclamations to take account of changes made in the organisation of local government.
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