Privilege of Parliament Act 1512

The Privilege of Parliament Act 1512[2] or the Parliamentary Privilege Act 1512[3] (4 Hen 8 c 8), commonly known as Strode's Act, is an Act of the Parliament of England. It enacted parliamentary privilege in law, prohibiting any suit or prosecution from being brought or punishment being imposed against any MP or peer for speaking on any matter in parliament.

Long titlePro Ricardo Strode[1]
Citation4 Hen 8 c 8
Status: Current legislation
Revised text of statute as amended

The Act was originally a private act, passed in response to Strode's case, in which Strode had been imprisoned for obstructing tin mining, namely by introducing a bill for improving the working conditions of tin miners. In 1667, Parliament declared it to be of more general application. The privilege was later strengthened and generalized by the Bill of Rights 1689.

This Act was retained for the Republic of Ireland by section 2(2)(a) of, and Part 2 of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 2007.

Section 2Edit

The words from "ov that" to "auctoritie", wherever those words occurred in this section, were repealed by section 1(1) of, and Part I of the Schedule to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1888.

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  1. ^ 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".
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised for the Republic of Ireland by section 4(a) of, and Part 2 of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 2007.

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