Royal Assent Act 1967

Royal Assent Act  (1967) 

The Royal Assent Act 1967 (c. 23) modified the means by which a British sovereign can signify Royal Assent to Bills.

An Act to amend the law relating to the signification of Her Majesty's Royal Assent. [10th May 1967]

Section 1: Signification of Royal AssentEdit

(1) An Act of Parliament is duly enacted if Her Majesty's Royal Assent thereto being signified by Letters Patent under the Great Seal signed with Her Majesty's own hand,—

(a) is pronounced in the presence of both Houses in the House of Lords in the form and manner customary before the passing of this Act; or
(b) is notified to each House of Parliament, sitting separately, by the Speaker of that House or in the case of his absence the person acting as Speaker.

(2) Nothing in this section affects the power of Her Majesty to declare Her Royal Assent in person in Parliament, or in the manner in which an Act of Parliament is required to be endorsed in Her Majesty's name.

Section 2: Short title and repealEdit

(1) This Act may be cited as the Royal Assent Act 1967.

(2) The Royal Assent by Commission Act 1541 is hereby repealed.


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