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The Act of Restoration

Whereas the Realms of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have, since the 4th May 1979, been governed by divers wicked persons who have used their powers for corrupt or treasonable ends,

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. That the Acts set forth in Schedule A of the Act, together with all delegated legislation made thereunder, shall, from the coming into force of this Act, be repealed, and the Laws of the said Realms shall stand exactly as if such Acts had never been made;

2. That all titles and honours granted since the 4th May 1979 are, as of the coming into force of this Act, revoked, and no rights or privileges flowing from such titles or shall be recognised for any purpose

Save that there shall, under the authority of this Act, be created a Commission of Honours, and that the Commissioners named in Schedule A of this Act shall have full authority to recommend the confirmation of such titles and honours, and no decision of these Commissioners shall be challenged in any court of law;

3. That there shall, under the authority of this Act, be created a High Commission of Enquiry, and that the Commissioners named in Schedule C of this Act shall have full authority to enquire into such illegal or treasonable acts as may have been committed since the 4th May 1979, and to recommend to the Prime Minister the bringing of punishments by act of attainder against such persons as are deemed to have acted illegally or treasonably since the 4th May 1979, and that the procedure of this Commission shall be decided by the said Commissioners, and that these shall have full authority to compel attendance of any person and to compel answers to questions and to compel the discovery of all documents required, and that the procedure and decisions of this Commission shall not be questioned in any court of law.

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