Sunday, October 30, 2011

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Letter to my MP

Mr Stevenson

I bring the following to your attention. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/aep/AnnSt2/1/21/section/III

The Treason Act 1702 (1 Anne stat. 2 c21). is an Act of the Parliament of England, passed to enforce the line of succession to the English throne, previously established by the Bill of Rights 1689 and the Act of Settlement 1701.

The Act makes it treason to "endeavour to deprive or hinder any person who shall be the next in succession to the crown ... from succeeding after the decease of her Majesty (whom God long preserve) to the imperial crown of this realm and the dominions and territories thereunto belonging".

Although the Act was passed by the English Parliament, it was later extended to Scotland by the Treason Act 1708, (7 Ann. c. 21) following the Union of the two kingdoms in the previous year. The Parliament of Ireland passed a law to the same effect in 1703, the Treason Act (Ireland) 1703 (c.5). This is still in force in Northern Ireland.

May I now draw the following to your attention.

It is AN OFFENCE at Common Law ("Misprision of Treason" - see Halsbury's Statutes, 4th Edition, Vol. 11, p. 818) for any person who knows that treason is being planned or committed, not to report the same as soon as he can to a Justice of the Peace or in your case the Speaker of the House of Commons.



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