English Anthem BillA BILL to establish the hymn ‘Jerusalem’ as the national anthem of England.
|Author(s)||The Most Honourable Dame Sir Xanthe Orpheus Florence GCTL DOBC KOBC MR, 1st Marquess of Florence|
|First reading||2021 September 14|
Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
In this Act—
- ‘Jerusalem’ refers to the William Blake poem ‘And did those feet in ancient time’ as set to music by Sir Hubert Parry.
- An England team is a sporting team representing the whole of the nation of England, not including any team representative of the whole of Great Britain or a wider area.
2 Declaration of ‘Jerusalem’ as national anthem
‘Jerusalem’ is the official national anthem of England.
3 Sporting events
- ‘Jerusalem’ shall be used as a national anthem by England teams at international sporting events.
- Nothing in this Act may be taken as precluding the playing of other songs as an anthem for England teams at international sporting events alongside ‘Jerusalem’.
4 Short title, commencement, and extent.
- This Act may be cited as the English Anthem Act 2021.
- This Act comes into effect upon royal assent.
- This Act extends to England.