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1992 No. 1730

CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY

The Crown Office (Forms and Proclamations Rules) Order 1992

Made

15th July 1992

Laid before Parliament

23rd July 1992

Coming into force

13th August 1992

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 15th day of July 1992

Present

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:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Crown Office (Forms and Proclamations Rules) Order 1992 and shall come into force on 13th August 1992.

(2) References in this Order to a Schedule are references to the Schedule to this Order.

Forms of Writs of Summons, Commissions, Letters Patent and Royal Assents

2.  (1)  For any document to which this Rule applies, the form of words to be used shall be that set out in the Schedule, subject only to such variations as are specified in the Schedule itself or are necessitated by the circumstances to be provided for in the document.

(2) This Rule applies to the documents under the Great Seal described in the following Table.

Table

DocumentsForm in the Schedule
Writs of Summons and DissolutionForms A to C in Part I
Commissions of the PeaceForms A to D in Part II
Letters PatentForms A to I in Part III
Royal AssentsForms A to C in Part IV

Publication of Royal Proclamations

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.

Revocation

4.  The Crown Office (Forms and Proclamations Rules) Order 1988(2) is hereby revoked.

G. I. de Deney

Clerk of the Privy Council

Rule 2

SCHEDULEFORMS OF DOCUMENTS

PART I.WRITS OF SUMMONS AND DISSOLUTION

A. Writs of summons issued to Lords Spiritual

B. Writs for Dissolving the Convocation of Canterbury or York

C. Writs for Summoning a New Convocation of Canterbury or York

PART II.COMMISSIONS OF THE PEACE

A. Commissions of the Peace: Counties of England and Wales

B. Commissions of the Peace: Areas of Greater London

C. Commission of the Peace: City of London

D. Commissions of the Peace: Scotland(3)

PART III.LETTERS PATENT

A. Letters Patent creating Dukes(4)

B. Letters Patent creating Marquesses(5)

C. Letters Patent creating Earls(6)

D. Letters Patent creating Viscounts(7)

E. Letters Patent creating Barons(8)

F. Letters Patent creating Life Barons

G. Letters Patent creating Life Baronesses

H. Letters Patent creating Lords of Appeal in Ordinary

I. Letters Patent creating Baronets(9)

PART IV.ROYAL ASSENTS

A. For signifying the Royal Assent when it is to be pronounced in the presence of both Houses of Parliament in the House of Lords(10)

B. For signifying the Royal Assent when it is to be pronounced in the presence of both Houses of Parliament in the House of Lords and at the same time Parliament is to be prorogued(11)

C. For signifying the Royal Assent when it is to be notified to each House of Parliament sitting separately(12)

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order in Council makes Rules revoking the previous Rules made in 1988. 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. The present Rules differ from the Rules made in 1988 in two respects. First, they permit appropriate modifications to be made to the prescribed wording of various documents under the Great Seal where that wording is not apt to cover the circumstances of any particular case. Secondly, they amend the prescribed forms of words to be used in the Commissions signifying Royal Assent to allow for the situation where an Act has been passed in accordance with the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949.

(3)

For islands areas in Scotland this form of words shall be altered by substituting for any reference to a district a reference to the islands area.

(4)

This form may be varied as required for the insertion of special remainders or any special grants directed by Her Majesty’s commands.

(5)

This form may be varied as required for the insertion of special remainders or any special grants directed by Her Majesty’s commands.

(6)

This form may be varied as required for the insertion of special remainders or any special grants directed by Her Majesty’s commands.

(7)

This form may be varied as required for the insertion of special remainders or any special grants directed by Her Majesty’s commands.

(8)

This form may be varied as required for the insertion of special remainders or any special grants directed by Her Majesty’s commands.

(9)

This form may be varied as required for the insertion of special remainders or any special grants directed by Her Majesty’s commands.

(10)

Where the Royal Assent is given to one or more Acts but to no Measure, or to one Act and one or more Measures, or to several Acts and one Measure, or to one or more Measures but to no Act this form shall be modified accordingly.

(11)

Where the Royal Assent is given to one or more Acts but to no Measure, or to one Act and one or more Measures, or to several Acts and one Measure, or to one or more Measures but to no Act this form shall be modified accordingly.

(12)

Where the Royal Assent is given to more than one Act this form shall be modified accordingly.

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