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Meeting of Parliament Act 1797

1797 CHAPTER 127 37 Geo 3

An Act to shorten the Time now required for giving Notice of the Royal Intention of his Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, that the Parliament shall meet and be holden for the Dispatch of Business, and more effectually to provide for the Meeting of Parliament in the case of a Demise of the Crown.

[19th July 1797]


Whereas it is expedient to shorten the time now required for giving notice of the royal intention of his Majesty, his heirs or successors, that the Parliament shall meet and be holden for the dispatch of business:

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C1Short title given by Short Titles Act 1896 (c. 14)

[1.] His Majesty may issue his Proclamation for the meeting of Parliament in not less than 14 Days from the Date.E+W+S

Whenever his Majesty, his heirs or successors, shall be pleased, by and with the advice of the Privy Council of his Majesty, his heirs or successors, to issue his or their royal proclamation, giving notice of his or their royal intention that Parliament shall meet and be holden for the dispatch of business on [F1any day after the date of such proclamation,] the same shall be a full and sufficient notice to all persons whatever of such the royal intention of his Majesty, his heirs and successors, and the Parliament shall thereby stand prorogued to the day and place therein declared, notwithstanding any previous prorogation of the Parliament to any longer day, and notwithstanding any former law, usage or practice to the contrary.

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