Parliament Act

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Parliament Act is a stock short title used for legislation relating to the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The Bill for an Act with this short title may have been known as a Parliament Bill during its passage through Parliament (this may not be the case where the short title has been conferred by a later enactment).

Parliament Acts may be a generic name either for legislation bearing that short title or for all legislation which relates to Parliament. It is a term of art (see below).


The Parliament Act 1660 (12 Car.2 c.1)
The Parliament Act 1782 (22 Geo.3 c.29)
The Parliament Act 1782 (22 Geo.3 c.41), commonly known as Crewe's Act
The Parliament Act 1911 (1 & 2 Geo.5 c.13)
The Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918
The Parliament (Elections and Meeting) Act 1943
The Parliament Act 1949 (12, 13 & 14 Geo.6 c.103)
The Parliament (Joint Departments) Act 2007

The Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949 means the Parliament Act 1911 and the Parliament Act 1949.[1]


The Parliament Act 1661

See also[edit]

List of short titles


  1. ^ The Parliament Act 1949, section 2(2)