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Statute of Westminster, 1931[1]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Long title An Act to give effect to certain resolutions passed by Imperial Conferences held in the years 1926 and 1930.
Statute book chapter 22 & 23 Geo. 5 c. 4
Royal Assent 11 December 1931
Status: Current legislation

The Statute of Westminster 1931 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was passed on 11 December 1931. The Act gave equality to the self-governing dominions of the British Empire. It is still law in each of the Commonwealth realms.

The Statute is important because it gave legislative freedom to these countries. Its current relevance is that it sets the basis for the continuing relationship between the Commonwealth realms and the Crown.[2]


  1. Short title as conferred by s. 12 of the Act; the modern convention for citation of short titles in the UK is to omit the comma preceding the date
  2. Mackinlay, Andrew (2005-10-Mar). "Early day motion 895: MORGANATIC MARRIAGE AND THE STATUTE OF WESTMINSTER 1931". British Parliament. Retrieved 2011-Nov-05.