Select Committee on Privileges First Report


APPENDIX 4(10)

Forms of Writs of Summons

1.  Writ of Summons on the holding of a general election

2.  Writ of Summons issued during the Parliament

3.  Writ of Summons issued during a prorogation of the Parliament

1.  A Writ of Summons on the holding of a general election

  Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen Head of the Commonwealth Defender of the Faith To Our right trusty and well beloved XXXXXX Chevalier Greeting WHEREAS by the advice and assent of Our Council for certain arduous and urgent affairs concerning Us the state and defence of Our United Kingdom and the Church We have ordered a certain Parliament to be holden to Our City of Westminster on the XX day of XX next ensuing and there to treat and have conference with the Prelates Great Men and Peers of Our Realm We strictly enjoining COMMAND you upon the faith and allegiance by which you are bound to Us that the weightness of the said affairs and imminent perils considered (waiving all excuses) you be at the said day and place personally present with Us and with the said Prelates Great Men and Peers to treat and give your counsel upon the affairs aforesaid And this as you regard Us and Our honour and the safety and defence of the said Kingdom and Church and dispatch of the said affairs in nowise do you omit WITNESS Ourself at Westminster the XXXX day of XXXXXXX in the XXXX year of Our Reign.

PHILLIPS

To XXXXX

A Writ of Summons to Parliament

PHILLIPS

2.  Writ of Summons issued during the Parliament

  Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen Head of the Commonwealth Defender of the Faith To XXXX Greeting Whereas Our Parliament for arduous and urgent affairs concerning Us the state and defence of Our United Kingdom and the Church is now met at Our City of Westminster We strictly enjoining command you upon the faith and allegiance by which you are bound to Us that considering the difficulty of the said affairs and dangers impending (waiving all excuses) you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament with Us and with the Prelates Nobles and Peers of Our said Kingdom to treat and give your counsel upon the affairs aforesaid And this as you regard Us and Our honour and the safety and defence of the said Kingdom and Church and dispatch of the said affairs in nowise do you omit Witness Ourself at Westminster the XXXX day of XXXX in the XXXXX year of Our Reign.

PHILLIPS

To XXXX

A Writ of Summons to Parliament

PHILLIPS

3.  A Writ of Summons issued during a prorogation of the Parliament

  Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen Head of the Commonwealth Defender of the Faith To Our XXXX Greeting Whereas by reason of certain arduous and urgent affairs concerning Us the State and defence of Our United Kingdom and the Church We did lately with the advice and consent of Our Council ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster on the XXXX day of XXXX in the XXXX year of Our Reign which Parliament hath been from that time by several adjournments and prorogations adjourned prorogued and continued to and until the XXXX day of XXXX now next ensuing at Our City aforesaid to be then there holden. We strictly enjoining command you upon the faith and allegiance by which you are bound to Us that considering the difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending (waiving all excuses) you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament with Us and with the Prelates Nobles and Peers of Our said Kingdom to treat and give your counsel upon the affairs aforesaid And this as you regardUs and Our honour and the safety and defence of the said Kingdom and Church and dispatch of the said affairs in nowise do you omit Witness Ourself at Westminster the XXXX day of XXXX in the XXXX year of Our Reign.

PHILLIPS

To XXXX

A Writ of Summons to Parliament

PHILLIPS


 
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