Portal talk:Acts of the Parliament of England

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Portal Acts of the Parliament of England
Classification KDB
Class K: Law
Subclass DB: Law of England
Classifier AdamBMorgan
Reviewer Erasmo Barresi
Notes

Work in progress[edit]

I hope to start adding texts of Acts to new pages linked from this list when I can. Hacienda 14:32, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Wikisource:Scriptorium discussion[edit]

See Wikisource:Scriptorium/Archives/2006-07#UK Acts of Parliament

See also Wikisource:List of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament to 1600 which says at the top:

This is a list of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament during that body's existence prior to the Act of Union of 1707. For legislation passed after that date see List of Acts of Parliament of the United Kingdom Parliament.

--Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 17:21, 10 November 2009 (UTC)


What the numbers mean[edit]

Taken from Wikisource:List of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament to 1600

Acts before 1962 are referenced using 'Year of reign', 'Monarch', c., 'Chapter number' — e.g. 16 Charles II c. 2 — to define a chapter of the appropriate statute book. Since 1962, the regnal year has been replaced by the calendar year. All recent Acts have a short title, or citation (e.g. Local Government Act 2003, National Health Service Act 1974).
For Acts passed prior to the Acts of Parliament (Commencement) Act 1793, the year after the Act name is in accordance with the previous law in which Acts came into effect on the first day of the session in which they were passed, and therefore may be the year before they were actually passed through Parliament.

--Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 17:21, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Changes to the Interregnum[edit]

Charles I and the Interregnum is not correct. The list does not include the Commonwealth periods. Once the Civil War started non of the Parliamentary legislation received Royal consent (surprise suprise!). So it is usual to stop Charly I's legislation after his last signing and start the Interregnum from the fist bill that Parliament passed without his signature (usually called Ordinances). -- Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 17:21, 10 November 2009 (UTC)