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5 Petitioners

| Commentary

B: PETITIONING FOR A CHARTER

5 Petitioners

Although charters can be initiated by government ministers1, most are granted only on petition by, or on behalf of, the body or group of persons wishing to be incorporated by this special means. Petitions are referred by the Sovereign to a committee of the Privy Council for advice. The committee will consist in particular of those ministers with relevant policy interests as advised in turn by their officials. There are no absolute criteria applied by the Privy Council in determining whether to recommend the grant of a royal charter; each case is considered on

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