Emergency Powers (Defence) Act 1945

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1945 c. 31


Emergency Powers (Defence) Act, 1945,

(8 & 9 Geo. 6.) CHAPTER 31.

An Act to make provision for the continuance of the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act, 1939, for periods of less than one year.

[15th June 1945]

Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Duration of 2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 62.

1 Duration of 2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 62.

1. For subsection (1) of section eleven of the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act, 1939(in pursuance of which that Act is limited to expire on the twenty-fourth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty-five, unless at any time while it is in force an Address is presented to His Majesty by each House of Parliament praying that it should be continued in force for a further period of one year from the time at which it would otherwise expire) there shall be substituted the following subsection:—

‘ .—(1) Subject to the provisions of this section this Act shall continue in force until the expiration of the period of six months beginning with the twenty-fourth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty-five, and shall then expire:

Provided that, if at any time while this Act is in force, an Address is presented to His Majesty by each House of Parliament praying that this Act should be continued in force for a further period not exceeding one year from the time at which it would otherwise expire, His Majesty may by Order in Council direct that this Act shall continue in force for that further period.’

S-2 Short title and citation.

2 Short title and citation.

2. This Act may be cited as theEmergency Powers (Defence) Act, 1945,and this Act and the Emergency Powers (Defence) Acts, 1939 and 1940, may be...

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