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|
|Revised text of statute as amended|
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. 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.