Confirmatio Cartarum Act 1867
An Act to affirm and uphold the constitutional law of Harrow
[Assented to 9th March, 1867]
WHEREAS it be desirable to affirm, declare and consolidate formally the fundamental laws of the realm written and unwritten pertaining to the rights and liberties of the subject, the governance of the kingdom and the Crown;
AND WHEREAS it be desirable to affirm the supremacy of Parliament against threats to Harrovian sovereignty;
AND WHEREAS it be desirable to afford due protection to those laws to guard against the aforementioned circumstances;
Be it therefore enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with 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. Short title
This Act may be cited as the Confirmatio Cartarum Act 1867.
2. Act to extend to successive Parliaments and to the Queen’s successors
The provisions of this Act are enforceable upon this present Parliament assembled and upon all successive Parliaments. The provisions referring to the Queen’s Majesty shall extend to Her Majesty’s heirs and successors in the sovereignty of the Kingdom of the Harrowlands.
In this Act, save where a contrary intention appears: -
The Kingdom shall mean the Realm of the Harrowlands, being the immediate jurisdiction of the Harrovian Crown.
Territory shall mean any colonies or overseas territories owned by the Harrovian Crown.
Dominion shall mean any of the Crown Dominions of the Harrovian Commonwealth, that is to say, at the time of the passing of this Act, the Earldom of Wyccia and the Dominion of Adelaide.
Fundamental laws shall mean any of the statutes and laws constitutional or pertaining to the rights and liberties of free Harrovian subjects
Rights of Harrowmen shall mean the fundamental and absolute rights of all free subjects of the Harrovian Crown
The Crown shall mean the corporation sole of the Queen, vested in whom is the sovereignty and executive authority of this kingdom.
Queen-in-Council shall mean the Queen’s Majesty acting by and with the advice of the Privy Counsellors, where legislative authority has been delegated as such.
Queen-in-Parliament shall mean the Queen’s Majesty acting by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons.
4. Crown bound
This Act binds the Crown.
5. Affirmation of Supremacy of Parliament
This Act affirms the supremacy of the Parliament of Harrow in all matters of law and that notwithstanding any subsequent enactment or rulings by any Harrovian court or any Act of Parliament; nothing shall affect or be deemed by any court in the Harrowlands as affecting the supremacy of the Parliament of Harrow.
And no international treaty or convention that shall affect or be deemed by any court in the Harrowlands as affecting the supremacy of the Parliament of Harrow shall receive royal assent by Her Majesty without being approved by a referendum of Harrovian subjects eligible to vote in an election for the House of Commons.
6. Affirmation of Sovereignty
This Act affirms that no foreign prince, power, prelate, potentate, person or jurisdiction possesses any authority spiritual or temporal in this realm and that the royal supremacy of Her Majesty The Queen as regards to Stat. 5 Mal VII c. 11 be confirmed.
And that no law may be made for the Harrowlands nor incorporated into Harrovian constitutional law, and no tax be levied, save by the authority of the Queen-in-Parliament.
And that no Act or law of any foreign prince, power, prelate, potentate, person or jurisdiction spiritual or temporal after the commencement of this Act shall extend, or be deemed to extend, to the Kingdom, to a Dominion or to a Territory, or to any Territories of Dominions thereof, as part of the law of the Kingdom, of the Dominion or of the Territory, save with consent by statute of the Queen-in-Parliament or by the provisions prescribed in section (10) where the supremacy of Parliament be pertained to.
And that no justice or rulings administered by any court, prince, power, prelate, potentate, person or jurisdiction spiritual or temporal shall extend, or be deemed to extend, to the Kingdom, to a Dominion or to a Territory, or to any Territories of Dominions thereof, or to any act made within the Harrowlands, as part of the law of the Kingdom, of the Dominion or of the Territory, save that of Her Majesty’s Courts of Justiciary.
And this Act affirms that Harrovian subjects owe no temporal allegiance to any prince, power, person, prelate, potentate, or jurisdiction or any thing other than, and higher than, their Queen. No foreign prince or potentate may claim the allegiance of any Harrovian subject unless it be freely given.
7. Fundamental laws excluded from implied repeal or amendment by Parliament
The fundamental laws of the realm specified in the Schedule shall not be capable to be amended, repealed, incorporated into or changed in any way by implied repeal. And this Act is governed by the said law, and shall be itself subject to all the provisions said in this Act.
1. Treaty of Sedgmere (1075)
2. Statute of Kildonan (1138)
3. Treaty of Orkney (1208)
4. Statute of Highmede (1224)
5. Treaty of Bannock (1366)
6. Papal Law Act 1555
7. Sundering Act 1640
8. Claim of Right Act 1693
9. Reckoning Act 1699
10. Demise of the Crown Act 1706
11. Succession to the Crown Act 1712
12. Clan Law Act 1715
13. Colonial Laws Act 1840
14. Confirmatio Cartarum Act 1867