Parliament Act 1660

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The Parliament Act 1660[1]
Long title An Act for removing and preventing all Questions and Disputes concerning the Assembling and Sitting of this present Parliament.[2]
Citation 12 Car 2 c. 1
Status: Repealed
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Parliament Act 1660 (12 Car. II c.1) was an Act of the Convention Parliament of England of 1660. The Act declared the Long Parliament to be dissolved, and the Lords and Commons then sitting to be the two Houses of Parliament, notwithstanding that they had not been convened by the King.

Since some doubts still existed as to the validity of the Act, since the Convention Parliament had not been regularly summoned by the king, the next Parliament passed further Acts, 13 Car. II cc. 7 & 14, confirming the laws passed by the previous parliament.[3]


The whole Act was repealed on 1 January 1970[4] by section 1 of, and Part I of the Schedule to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1969. It was repealed because it was felt to be "no longer of practical utility".[5]

This Act was repealed for the Republic of Ireland by sections 2(1) and 3(1) of, and Part 2 of Schedule 2 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 2007.

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  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 5 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1948. Due to the repeal of those provisions, it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.
  2. ^ These words are printed against this Act in the second column of Schedule 2 to the Statute Law Revision Act 1948, which is headed "Title".
  3. ^ William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England, book 1 chapter 2
  4. ^ The Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1969, section 7(2)
  5. ^ The Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1969, title

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