1940: 3 & 4 George 6 c.53: Prolongation of Parliament Act.

1940: 3 & 4 George 6 c.53: An Act to extend the duration of the present Parliament.

[6 November 1940.]

Be it enacted by the King’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:

[Prolongation of present Parliament. ]

1. Section seven of the Parliament Act, 1911, shall in its application to the present Parliament have effect as if six years were substituted for five years.

[Short title.]

2. This Act may be cited as the Prolongation of Parliament Act, 1940.

Source: Twitter (!) (Note, text there is of the bill, which however was not changed before being enacted.)

Parliament Archives record: HL/PO/PU/1/1940/3&4G6c53