Royal Assent Act 1967


The Royal Assent Act 1967 (c. 23) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that amends the law relating to the signification of royal assent to allow laws from the Parliament of the United Kingdom to be enacted though the pronunciation and notification of both Houses of Parliament, and repeals the Royal Assent by Commission Act 1541.[1] It received royal assent on 10 May 1967.

Royal Assent Act 1967
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to amend the law relating to the signification of Her Majesty’s Royal Assent.
Citation1967 c. 23
Territorial extentUnited Kingdom
(England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
Dates
Royal assent10 May 1967
Commencement10 May 1967
Other legislation
RepealsRoyal Assent by Commission Act 1541
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Act does not apply to the royal assent of any legislation that is and has been passed by the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly or the Northern Ireland Assembly (nor its predecessor the Northern Ireland Parliament which did exist at the time the Act was passed) since the establishment of devolution.

Nothing in the Royal Assent Act 1967 affects the power of the monarch to signify His or Her royal assent in person in the House of Lords. Queen Victoria was the last Sovereign to do so.

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