§ The Lord Chancellor (Lord Hailsham of Saint Marylebone)
My Lords, it not being convenient for Her Majesty to be personally present here this day, she has been pleased to cause a Commission under the Great Seal to be prepared for proroguing this present Parliament.
Then, the Lords Commissioners (being the Lord Chancellor, The Viscount Whitelaw, The Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, The Lord Diamond and The Lord Elwyn-Jones) being present and the Commons being at the Bar, the Lord Chancellor said: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, Her Majesty, not thinking fit to be personally present here at this time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given her Royal Assent to divers Acts and a Measure which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned, and by the said Commission hath commanded Us to declare and notify Her Royal Assent to the said several Acts and Measure, in the presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that purpose; and hath also assigned to Us and other Lords directed full power and authority in Her Majesty's name to prorogue this present Parliament. Which Commission you will now hear read.
A Commission for Royal Assent and Prorogation was read.
§ The Lord Chancellor
In obedience to Her Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, We do declare and notify to you, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled, that Her Majesty hath given Her Royal Assent to the several Acts and Measure in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words.
The following Bills and Measure received the Royal Assent:
- Family Law Act,
- Parliamentary Constituencies Act,
- Public Trustee and Administration of Funds Act,
- European Communities (Amendment) Act,
- Sex Discrimination Act,
- Financial Services Act,
- Education (No. 2) Act,
- Salmon Act,
- Housing and Planning Act,
- Public Order Act,
- Housing (Scotland) Act,
- National Health Service (Amendment) Act,
- Milford Haven Port Authority Act,
- Blyth Harbour Act,
- Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour Act,
- Deacons (Ordination of Women) Measure.