Prorogation Act 1867

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Prorogation Act 1867
Long title An Act to simplify the Forms of Prorogation during the Recess of Parliament.
Citation 30 & 31 Vict. c.81
Territorial extent United Kingdom
Royal assent 12 August 1867
Status: Unknown
Revised text of statute as amended

The Prorogation Act 1867 (30 & 31 Vict. c.81) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which is still in force in the United Kingdom with amendments.[1]

It was passed to simplify the forms of prorogation during a recess of Parliament. Prorogation is the period from the formal end of a parliamentary session to the opening of the next session.[2] The Act allowed the period of a prorogation to be extended to a day at least 14 days later. The Representation of the People Act 1918 changed the period for such an extension from 14 days to at least 20 days.[3]

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  1. ^ "Prorogation Act 1867 (c.81)". Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  2. ^ Prorogation, UK Parliament
  3. ^ "The Monarchy Today". Retrieved 2008-03-01. 

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