Statute of Westminster

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Statute of Westminster

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(Historical Terms) the act of Parliament (1931) that formally recognized the independence of the dominions within the Empire
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The Statute of Westminster 1931 did not create a rigid model of Dominion status but rather enunciated a principle of immense flexibility and subtleness "It stands to reason that Dominion status in relation to Wales would be very different from the patterns existing for Australia and New Zealand, but it is a worthy and honourable concept that can enable Wales to play its full part within the life of the UK.
There is also the Statute of Westminster 1931, which requires the assent of various Commonwealth countries to any change to succession.
In 1937, amendment was made to the oath of George VI (1936-52) as a result of the Statute of Westminster 1931 (see 1(g)); (62)
66) Any amendment of the religious part of the oath should not require the assent of other Commonwealth countries--including those 15 which have the sovereign as their sovereign pursuant to the Statute of Westminster 1931 (see 1(g)) since the oath only relates to the Church of England in the United Kingdom.
The Statute of Westminster 1931 gave the Commonwealth Parliament full power to repeal British legislation that had previously applied by paramount force to the Commonwealth and power to enact laws with an extra-territorial effect.
By that time the Statute of Westminster 1931 had been passed, but it had not been adopted by Australia, so the requirement for a declaration that Australia had requested and consented to it did not formally apply.
10) The Privy Council (Appeals Abolition) Bill 1975 (Cth) purported to rely not only on requested British legislation to terminate Privy Council appeals, but also upon the Commonwealth's own legislative power under s 2 of the Statute of Westminster 1931 (Imp).