William and Mary, 1688
An Act for Impowering His Majestie to Apprehend and Detaine such Persons as He shall finde just Cause to Suspect are Conspireing against the Government. [Chapter II. Rot. Parl. pt. 1. nu. 2.]

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1819

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'William and Mary, 1688: An Act for Impowering His Majestie to Apprehend and Detaine such Persons as He shall finde just Cause to Suspect are Conspireing against the Government. [Chapter II. Rot. Parl. pt. 1. nu. 2.]', Statutes of the Realm: volume 6: 1685-94 (1819), pp. 24. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=46288 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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For the secureing the Peace of the Kingdome in this Time of Imminent Danger against the Attempts and Trayterous Conspiracies of evill disposed Persons

Persons committed by Warrant of Privy Council on Suspicion of Treason may be detained, and Judge, &c. not to bail without Order.

Bee it Enacted by the King and Queene's most Excellent Majesties by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons in this present Parlyament Assembled and by the Authoritie of the same That every Person or Persons that shall be committed by Warrant of Their said Majestyes most Honourable Privy Councill Signed by Six of the said Privy Councill at least for Suspition of High Treason may be detayned in safe Custodie till the Seventeenth Day of Aprill in the Yeare of Our Lord One thousand six hundred eighty and nine, without Baile or Mainprize and that noe Judge or other Person shall Baile or Try any such Person or Persons soe Committed without Order from Their said Majestyes Privy Councill Signed by Six of the said Privy Councill at least till the said Seventeenth Day of Aprill any Law or Statute to the contrary notwithstanding.

II. But may have the Benefit of the 31 Car. II. c. 2. and of all other Statutes providing for the Liberty of the Subject.

Provided alwayes That from and after the said Seventeenth day of Aprill the said Persons soe Committed shall have the Benefitt and Advantage of an Act made in the One and thirtyeth Yeare of King Charles the Second Entituled An Act for the better Secureing the Liberty of the Subject and for Prevention of Imprisonment beyond the Seas and alsoe of all other Laws and Statutes any way relateing to or provideing for the Liberty of the Subjects of this Realme

III. Continuance of Act.

And that this present Act shall continue untill the said Seventeenth day of Aprill and noe longer.

IV. Proviso for Privileges of Parliament.

Provided alwayes and bee it Enacted That nothing in this Act shall be construed to extend to the Auncient Rights and Priviledges of Parlyament or to the Imprisonment or Detayning of any Member of either House of Parlyament untill the Matter of which he stands suspected be first communicated to the House of which he is a Member and the Consent of the said House obtained for his Committment or Detayning.