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
Royal assent 2 July 1901
Other legislation
Amended by Statue Law (Repeals) Act 1973 (UK)
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 2007 (RoI)
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

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.

Section 1 (2) provided that the Act took effect retrospectively "as from the last demise of the Crown"; i.e. the death of Queen Victoria. Section 1 (2) was repealed by the Statue Law (Repeals) Act 1973 as spent legislation.

In the Republic of Ireland, the Act was repealed in its entirety by the Statute Law Revision Act 2007.

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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"

Other sources[edit]

  • 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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