Statute of Westminster

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Statute of Westminster

n
(Historical Terms) the act of Parliament (1931) that formally recognized the independence of the dominions within the Empire
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The Regency Act 1937 (UK) was enacted after the Statute of Westminster 1931 had been enacted, but before its substantive provisions came into force in Australia and New Zealand.
"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)
The Statute of Westminster 1931 (98) contains a preamble which states: