|Long title||An Acte against Abuses in Election of Scollers and presentacions to Benefices.|
|Citation||31 Eliz 1 c 6|
|Amended by||Statute Law Revision Act 1948|
Common Informers Act 1951
Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986
|Relates to||Simony Act 1688|
|Revised text of statute as amended|
This Act was partly in force in Great Britain at the end of 2010.
Under section 4, an unlawfully bestowed office can be declared void by the Crown, and the offender can be disabled from making future appointments and fined up to £1,000. Clergy are no longer required to make a declaration as to simony on ordination but offences are now likely to be dealt with as "misconduct" under the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003, r.8.
- 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.
- 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".
- The Chronological Table of the Statutes, 1235 - 2010. The Stationery Office. 2011. ISBN 978-0-11-840509-6. Part I. Page 57, read with pages viii and x.
- Halsbury 832
- 2003 No. 3
- Halsbury 1359
- Lord Mackay of Clashfern (ed.) (2002) Halsbury's Laws of England, 4th ed., Vol.14, "Ecclesiastical Law", 832 'Penalties and disability on simony'
- — 1359 'Simony' (see also current updates)