By Warrant under The Queen’s Sign Manual these are submitted to the Queen by a Secretary of State (usually the Home Secretary). These Warrants are prepared by the Crown Office on receipt of instructions from the originating 1)epartment known as a “giving effects letter”. .\lIer Ihe Queen has signed the Warrant. the submitting Minister signs it and upon its return to the Crown Office, the Lord Chancellor signs. or “recepis” it to acknowledge receipt of the instructions. The “recepi” is the Crown Office’s authority to use the Great Seal. If the submitting Minister is not aailable to sign the Warrant, the Lord Chancellor may sign on his behalf see section 2 of the (Great Seal Act 1884




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