Septennial Act 1715

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1715 c. 38
Anno Regni GEORGII Regis Magn Britanni, Franci &Hiberni, primo. An Act for enlarging the Time of Continuance of Parliaments, appointed by an Act made in the sixth Year of the Reign of KingWilliam and Queen Mary , intituled, An Act for the frequent Meeting and Calling of Parliaments .

(1 Geo. 1 St. 2) C A P. XXXVIII.

'WHEREAS in and by an Actof Parliament made in the sixth Year of the Reign of their late Majesties KingWilliam and Queen Mary (of ever Blessed Memory) intituled, An Act for the frequent Meeting and calling of Parliaments: It was among other Thingsenacted, That from thenceforth no Parliament whatsoever, that should at any Time then after be called, assembled or held, should have any Continuance longer than for three Years only at the farthest, to be accounted from the Day on which by the Writ of Summons the said Parliament should be appointed to meet: And whereas it has been found by Experience, that the said Clause hath proved very grievous and burthensome, by occasioning much greater and more continued Expences in order to Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, and more violent and lasting Heats and Animosities among the Subjects of this Realm, than were ever known before the said Clause was enacted; and the said Provision, if it should continue, may probably at this Juncture, when a restless and Popish Faction are designing and endeavouring to renew the Rebellion within this Kingdom, and an Invasion from Abroad, be destructive to the Peace and Security of the Government;' 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 Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That this present Parl...

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