House of Commons Disqualification (Declaration of Law) Act 1935

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1935 c. 38


House of Commons Disqualification (Declaration of Law) Act, 1935

(25 & 26 Geo. 5.) CHAPTER 38.

An Act to declare that there may be two Parliamentary Under Secretaries to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and that in that case neither Under Secretary is disqualified for membership of the House of Commons; and to declare the effect of section two of the Re-election of Ministers Act, 1919, in relation to certain Ministers who have not the charge of any public department.

[2nd August 1935]

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 Provisions as to certain Ministers.

1 Provisions as to certain Ministers.

1. For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that—

a ) so long as any limit imposed by law on the total number of Under Secretaries of State who may sit and vote in the House of Commons is not exceeded, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs may have two Parliamentary Under Secretaries of State, and in that case neither Parliamentary Under Secretary is disqualified by his office from being elected to, or sitting and voting in, the House of Commons;
b ) for the purposes of section two of the Re-election of Ministers Act, 1919(whichenables certain Ministers to sit in the House of Commons), a Minister who has not the charge of any public department is not to be treated as having had an office assigned to him by reason that his appointment provides for his performing, or by reason that he performs, particular duties.
S-2 Short title.

2 Short title.

2. This Act may be cited as theHouse of Commons Disqualification (Declaration of Law) Act, 1935.

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