Acts of Supremacy

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Lord Stoddart of Swindon Lord Stoddart of Swindon Independent Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Acts of Supremacy 1534 and 1558 remain extant.

Photo of Lord Faulks Lord Faulks The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Based on the recommendations of the Law Commission, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1969 repealed the Act of Supremacy 1558 except for section 8. Section 8 vested spiritual jurisdiction to the Crown.

The Supremacy Act 1534 has been wholly repealed.

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