Meeting of Parliament Act 1694

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Meeting of Parliament Act 1694[1]
Long titleAn Act for the frequent Meeting and calling of Parliaments.[2]
Citation6 & 7 Will & Mary c 2
Status: Amended
Revised text of statute as amended

The Meeting of Parliament Act 1694 (6 & 7 Will & Mary c 2), also known as the Triennial Act 1694,[3] is an Act of the Parliament of England. This Act is Chapter II Rot. Parl. pt. 1. nu. 2.[4]

This Act required Parliament to meet annually and to hold general elections once every three years.

This Act was partly in force in Great Britain at the end of 2010.[5]

The whole Act was repealed for the Republic of Ireland by section 3 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Electoral Act 1963.

Sections 3 and 4 were repealed by the Statute Law Revision Act 1867.

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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. ^ David Oswald Dykes. Source Book of Constitutional History from 1660. Longmans, Green and co. 1930. Page 179.
  4. ^ British History Online.
  5. ^ The Chronological Table of the Statutes, 1235 - 2010. The Stationery Office. 2011. ISBN 978-0-11-840509-6. Part I. Page 70, read with pages viii and x.

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