Meeting of Parliament Act 1694

The Meeting of Parliament Act 1694 (6 & 7 Will & Mary c 2), also known as the Triennial Act 1694,[3] is an Act of the Parliament of England. This Act is Chapter II Rot. Parl. pt. 1. nu. 2.[4]

Meeting of Parliament Act 1694[1]
Long titleAn Act for the frequent Meeting and calling of Parliaments.[2]
Citation6 & 7 Will & Mary c 2
Status: Amended
Revised text of statute as amended

This Act required Parliament to meet annually and to hold general elections once every three years.

This Act was partly in force in Great Britain at the end of 2010.[5]

The whole Act was repealed for the Republic of Ireland by section 3 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Electoral Act 1963.

Sections 3 and 4 were repealed by the Statute Law Revision Act 1867.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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".
  3. David Oswald Dykes. Source Book of Constitutional History from 1660. Longmans, Green and co. 1930. Page 179.
  4. British History Online.
  5. The Chronological Table of the Statutes, 1235 - 2010. The Stationery Office. 2011. ISBN 978-0-11-840509-6. Part I. Page 70, read with pages viii and x.