Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949

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Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949

Post  tranthuongbn on Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:18 pm

The Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949[5] are two Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which form part of the constitution of the United Kingdom. It is provided that they are to be construed as though they were a single Act.[6]
The first Parliament Act, the Parliament Act 1911 (1 & 2 Geo. 5. c. 13), asserted the supremacy of the House of Commons by limiting the legislation-blocking powers of the House of Lords (the suspensory veto). Provided the provisions of the Act are met, legislation can be passed without the approval of the House of Lords. Additionally, the 1911 Act amended the Septennial Act to reduce the maximum life of a Parliament from seven years to five years. The first Parliament Act was amended by the second Parliament Act, the Parliament Act 1949 (12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 103), which further limited the power of the Lords by reducing

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