Privilege of Parliament Act 1603

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Privilege of Parliament Act 1603

The Privilege of Parliament Act 1603 states that warrants may be renewed against people who enjoy Parliamentary Privilege, when they cease to be privileged.

For as much as heretofore Doubt hath ben made, if any person being arrested in Execution, and by priviledge of either of the Houses of Parliament set at libertie, whether the partie at whose Suite such Execution was pursued be for ever after barred and disabled to sue forthe a new Writt of Execution in that case: For the avoydinge of all further Doubte and Trouble which in like cases may hereafter ensue, from henceforthe the partie at or by whose Suite such Writt of Execution was pursued, his Executors or Administrators, after such tyme as the priviledge of that Session of Parliament in which such priviledge shall be so graunted shall cease, may sue forthe and execute a newe Writt or Writts of Execution, in such manner and forme as by the Lawe of this Realme hee or they might have done if no suche former Execution had bene taken forthe or served: And from henceforth noe Shiriffe Bayliffe or other Officer from whose Arreste or Custodie any such person so arrested in Execution shalbe delivered by any such Priviledge, shall be charged or chargeable with or by any Accon whatsoever for deliveringe out of Execution any such priviledged person so as is aforesaide, by suche Priviledge of Parliament set at Libertie; Any Lawe Custome or Priviledge heretofore to the contrarie notwithstandinge. Provided alwaies, That this Acte or any thinge therein conteyned shall not extend to the diminishinge of any Punishment to be hereafter by censure in Parliament inflicted upon any person which hereafter shall make or procure to be made any such Arrest as is aforesaide.

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