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Regency Bill

Volume 520: debated on Thursday 5 November 1953

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"to provide that, in the event of a Regency becoming necessary under the Regency Act, 1937, His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh shall in certain circumstances be the Regent, to provide that the heir apparent or heir presumptive to the Throne shall be deemed for the purposes of that Act to be of full age if he or she has attained the age of eighteen years, to add Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother to the persons to whom royal functions may be delegated as Counsellors of State, and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid," presented by the Prime Minister; supported by Sir David Maxwell Fyfe; read the First time; to be read a Second time upon Monday next, and to be printed. [Bill 8.]