Charles II, 1660
An Act for removing and preventing all Questions and Disputes concerning the Assembling and Sitting of this present Parliament.

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John Raithby (editor)

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1819

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'Charles II, 1660: An Act for removing and preventing all Questions and Disputes concerning the Assembling and Sitting of this present Parliament.', Statutes of the Realm: volume 5: 1628-80 (1819), pp. 179. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47249 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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The Parliament begun 3d Nov. 16 Car. 1. dissolved.; Lords and Commons now sitting declared to be the Two Houses of Parliament.; This Parliament may be dissolved by the King in the usual Manner.; Lords and Commons now sitting declared to be the Two Houses of Parliament.; This Parliament may be dissolved by the King in the usual Manner.

For the preventing all Doubts and Scruples concerning the Assembling, Sitting and Proceeding of this present Parliament: Bee it Declared and Enacted, and it is Declared and Enacted by the King Our Soveraigne Lord, and by the Lordct and Commons in Parliament assembled and by Authoritie of the same That the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the third day of November in the Sixteenth yeare of the Raigne of the late King Charles of Blessed Memory is fully dissolved and determined; And that the Lords and Commons now sitting at Westminster in this present Parliament are the two Houses of Parliament, and soe shalbe, and are hereby Declared Enacted and Adjudged to be to all Intents Constructions and Purposes whatsoever, notwithstanding any want of the Kings Majesties Writt or Writts of Summons or any Defect or Alteration of or in any Writt or Writts of Summons or any other Defect or Default whatsoever; as if this Parliament had beene summoned by Writt or Writts in His Majesties Name according to the usuall Forme, and as if his Majestie had beene present in person at the Assembling, and Commencement of this present Parliament. [Provided alwaies That this present Parliament may be_dissolved by His Majestie after the usuall manner as if the same had beene summoned by Writt or Writts in his Majesties Name. (fn. 1) ]

II. The King's Assent to this Act shall not determine this Session.

Provided alsoe and it is hereby enacted That His Majesties Royall Assent to this Bill shall not determine this present Session of Parliament.

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1 annexed to the Original Act in a separate Schedule.