Putting Royal Assent in doubt: one implication of the Supreme Court's Progrogation Judgement

Document type
Discussion paper
Author(s)
Yi Zhu, Yuan
Publisher
Policy Exchange
Date of publication
7 October 2019
Subject(s)
Legislation
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This discussion paper examines the relationship between Prorogation and Royal Assent.

On 28 August 2019 advice was tendered to Her Majesty The Queen that Parliament should be prorogued until 14 October 2019. Her Majesty in Council made an Order to that effect, empowering the Lord Chancellor to prepare letters patent to prorogue Parliament. On 10 September 2019 Parliament was prorogued by a Royal Commission appointed under the letters patent.

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