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CONSTITUTION ACT 1934 - SECT 12

Governor to fix times for sittings; Delay in return of writs

(1)  The Governor shall fix the times and places for holding the sessions of Parliament, and may alter or vary the same respectively as he may think fit, giving due notice thereof.
(2)  The Governor, by proclamation, may prorogue Parliament or dissolve the Assembly whenever he shall deem it expedient so to do, but shall not have power to dissolve the Council.
(3)  The Governor shall call Parliament together for the despatch of business after every general election of members of the Assembly, within 90 days after the dissolution of the Assembly, unless the Governor, by proclamation, shall extend the time for so doing by such further period not exceeding 30 days as he may think necessary.
(4)  If any delay occurs in the return of any writ issued for the election of members of either House, and, in consequence of the non-return thereof, the number of Members of such House is not complete on the day for which Parliament is called together as aforesaid, such House may nevertheless proceed to business if duly summoned for that purpose so long as the deficiency in the number of Members thereby occasioned does not exceed 2 in the case of the Council or four in the case of the Assembly.



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