Demise of the Crown Act 1901

The Demise of the Crown Act 1901 is an Act of Parliament of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Demise of the Crown Act, 1901[1]
Long titleAn Act to amend the Law relating to the Holding of Offices in case of the Demise of the Crown.
Citation1 Edw. 7 c. 5
Introduced bySir Robert Finlay MP
Royal assent2 July 1901
Other legislation
Amended byStatute Law (Repeals) Act 1973 (UK)
Repealed byStatute Law Revision Act 2007 (RoI)
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

It provides that the holding of any office under the Crown shall not be affected, nor shall any fresh appointment thereto be rendered necessary, by the demise of the Crown.

Section 1 (2) provided that the Act took effect retrospectively "as from the last demise of the Crown"; i.e. the death of Queen Victoria. Section 1 (2) was repealed as spent legislation by the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1973.

In the Republic of Ireland, the Act was repealed in its entirety by the Statute Law Revision Act 2007.

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  1. ^ Short title as conferred by s. 2 of the Act; the modern convention for the citation of short titles omits the comma after the word "Act"

Other sourcesEdit

  • The Law & Working of the Constitution: Documents 1660-1914, ed. W. C. Costin & J. Steven Watson. A&C Black, 1952. Vol. II (1784-1914), p. 136

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