Security of King and Government Act 1695

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Security of King and Government Act 1695
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act for the better Security of His Majesties Royal Person and Government.
Citation7 & 8 Will 3 c 27
Repealed15 July 1867
Other legislation
Amended byDemise of the Crown Act 1702
Repealed byStatute Law Revision Act 1867
Status: Repealed
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Security of King and Government Act 1695 (7&8 Will.3 c.27) was an Act of the Parliament of England. Its long title was An act for the better security of his Majesty's royal person and government. It was passed in 1696 but backdated to the beginning of the parliamentary session.[1]

It required all officers to take the oath required by the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy Act 1688 or be disenfranchised.[2] It also said that anyone who said that William III was not the lawful king, or that James Francis Edward Stuart (the "Old Pretender") or his late father James II and VII had any title to the Crown, or that anyone else had such title other than according to relevant Acts of Parliament was guilty of praemunire. It was high treason to return to England from France without a licence after 1 May 1696.[3]

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  1. ^ See Acts of Parliament (Commencement) Act 1793.
  2. ^ Section 1
  3. ^ Section 17

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