1870: 33 & 34 Victoria c.81: An Act to amend the Acts of the thirty-seventh year of King George the Third, chapter one hundred and twenty-seven, and the thirty-ninth and fortieth years of King George the Third, chapter fourteen.
[9th August 1870.]
[37 G. 3. c. 127.]
WHEREAS in pursuance of two Acts passed, the one in the thirty-seventh year of the reign of King George the Third, chapter one hundred and twenty-seven, intituled “An Act to shorten the time now required for giving notice of the Royal intention of His Majesty, his heirs and successors, that the Parliament shall meet and be holden for the despatch of business, and more effectually to provide for the meeting of Parliament in the case of a demise of the Crown,”
[39 & 40 G. 3. c. 14.]
and the other in the session held in the thirty-ninth and fortieth years of the reign of King George the Third, chapter fourteen, intituled “An Act for empowering His Majesty to shorten the time for the meeting of Parliament in cases of adjournment,” Parliament may be summoned by Royal Proclamation to meet on any day not less than fourteen days from the day of the date of such proclamation, notwithstanding that Parliament was prorogued or both Houses of Parliament stood adjourned to some later day, and it is expedient to shorten the said period of fourteen days:
Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
1. This Act may be cited as “The Meeting of Parliament Act, 1870.”
2. Parliament may be summoned by a Royal Proclamation in manner provided by the recited Acts, to meet on any day not less than six days from the day of the date of such proclamation, and the recited Acts, so far as they relate to such summoning of Parliament, shall be construed as if six days were therein substituted for fourteen days.
Source: Public General Statutes, 1870.
See also: Legislation.gov.uk