Parliament Act 1949
|Parliament Act 1949|
|The Parliament Act 1949 altered the constitutional relationship between the House of Commons and the House of Lords, by reducing the period of time that legislation could be obstructed by the latter.|
12, 13 & 14 George VI, c. 103 (U.K.)
An Act to amend the Parliament Act 1911
[Assented to 16th December, 1949.]
Substitution of references to two sessions and one year for reference to three sessions and two years respectively
1. The Parliament Act, 1911, shall have effect, and shall be deemed to have had effect from the beginning of the session in which the Bill for this Act originated (save as regards that Bill itself), as if—
- (a) there had been substituted in subsections (1) and (4) of section two thereof, for the words “in three successive sessions”, “for the third time”, “in the third of those sessions”, “in the third session”, and “in the second or third session” respectively, the words “ in two successive sessions”, “for the second time”, “in the second of those sessions”, “in the second session”, and “in the second session” respectively; and
- (b) there had been substituted in subsection (1)of the said section two, for the words “two years have elapsed” the words “one year has elapsed”:
Short title, construction and citation
2.(1) This Act may be cited as the Parliament Act 1949.
(2) This Act and the Parliament Act 1911, shall be construed as one and may be cited together as the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949.
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