An Act to prevent Acts of Parliament from taking effect from a Time prior to the passing thereof.
Clerk of the Parliaments to indorse on every Act the time it receives the royal assent, which shall be its commencement, where no other is provided.
Whereas every Act of Parliament in which the commencement thereof is not directed to be from a specifick time doth commence from the first day of the session of Parliament in which such Act is passed: And whereas the same is liable to produce great and manifest injustice: For remedy whereof the clerk of the Parliaments shall indorse (in English) on every Act of Parliament which shall pass after the eighth day of April one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, immediately after the title of such Act, the day, month and year when the same shall have passed and shall have received the royal assent; and such indorsement shall be taken to be a part of such Act . . . F1