Demise of the Crown Act 1901

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Demise of the Crown Act, 1901[1]
Long title An Act to amend the Law relating to the Holding of Offices in case of the Demise of the Crown.
Citation 1 Edw. 7 c. 5
Dates
Royal Assent 2 July 1901
Other legislation
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 2007 (RoI)

The Demise of the Crown Act 1901 is an Act of Parliament of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It provides that the holding of any office under the Crown is not to be affected in any way by the death of the reigning monarch, and that it is not necessary for anyone to be reappointed to a position in such an event. The Act took effect retrospectively "as from the last demise of the Crown"; i.e. the death of Queen Victoria.

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  1. ^ Short title as conferred by s. 2 of the Act; the modern convention for the citation of short titles omits the comma after the word "Act"

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  • The Law & Working of the Constitution: Documents 1660-1914, ed. W. C. Costin & J. Steven Watson. A&C Black, 1952. Vol. II (1784-1914), p.136

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