Protestant Religion and Presbyterian Church Act 1707

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Protestant Religion and Presbyterian Church Act 1707
Lang titleAct for Securing the Protestant Religion and Presbyterian Church Government
Chapter1707 c. 6
Territorial extentScotland
Status: Current legislation

The Protestant Religion and Presbyterian Church Act 1707 (c.6) is an Act of the Auld Pairlament o Scotland (pre-1707, afore it wis pairt o the Unitit Kinrick) whilk wis passed tae ensure that the status o the Scots Kirk woudnae be affected by the Union wi Ingland in 1707.

The Act haes the constitutional distinction o bein cried in the Regency Act 1937 as a statute that cannae be amended durin a regency. The Regency Act provides that a regent cannae assent tae a bill tae amend the Acts o Union 1707, or ony bill affecting the line o succession.[1] Whan the Regency Bill wis communed in the Hoose o Commons, the attorney-general exponed, "The safeguarding o this particular Act o the Scots Parliament wis expressly mentioned in the Act o Union, an that is the historic raison hou come it appears here."[2] An act of the Inglis Pairlament, 6 Anne c.8, made similar provision for the Inglis Kirk in 1706 but insae mentioned in the Regency Act.

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  1. Text of the legislation - section 4 of the Regency Act 1937 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.
  2. Hansard, February 2, 1937, column 1469. "The Lord Advocate has been sitting on this bench with the Act of Union in his hand and he pointed out to me that the safeguarding of this particular Act of the Scottish Parliament was expressly mentioned in the Act of Union, and that is the historic reason why it appears here."