Duchy of Cornwall Bill [HL] 2014-15
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Lords
- House of Lords
- House of Commons
- Royal Assent
- 1st reading: House of Lords 10 June, 2014 | 10.06.2014
|HL Bill 013 2014-15, as introduced | PDF version, 77KB||11.06.2014|
Latest news on the Duchy of Cornwall Bill [HL] 2014-15
First reading took place on 10 June. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.
Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled.
The 2014-15 session of Parliament has prorogued and this Bill will make no further progress.
Summary of the Duchy of Cornwall Bill [HL] 2014-15A Bill To amend the succession to the title of the Duke of Cornwall, to remove the presumption of Crown Immunity applying to the Duchy of Cornwall, to remove various exemptions and immunities from the Duchy of Cornwall, to confirm the right to Royal Mines within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly vests in the Crown, to provide the right to Treasure Trove, bona vacantia and escheat within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly lies with the Crown and to provide that any attorney or solicitor appointed in the affairs of the Duchy of Cornwall shall be called to the Bar or hold a practising certificate as appropriate. Lord Berkeley Ordered to be Printed, 10th June 2014
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