Second Reading Speeches

Succession to the Crown Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Prime Minister
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

To effect changes to the law consistent with changes being made to the law in the United Kingdom, the bill: ends the system of male preference primogeniture so that the future order of succession will be determined simply by order of birth; removes the bar on succession for an heir and successor of the Sovereign who marries a Catholic; limits the requirement that the Sovereign consent to the marriage of a descendant of his late Majesty King George the Second to the six persons nearest in line to the Crown; validates some marriages voided by the

Royal Marriages Act 1772
of Great Britain; makes consequential amendments to the
Act of Settlement
and
Bill of Rights
; and repeals the
Royal Marriages Act 1772
.