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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Wednesday 26 February 2014

 

Consideration of Bill


 

House of Lords Reform (No. 2) Bill, As Amended


 


 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  2,  after ‘peer’, insert ‘and has been a peer for 10 years’.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

3

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  2,  after ‘peer’, insert ‘and has been a peer for 10 years and is

 

over the age of 65’.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

4

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  7,  leave out ‘a witness’ and insert ‘two witnesses, both of

 

whom must be peers of the same degree’.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

5

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  8,  after ‘date’, insert ‘subject to the approval of the Lord

 

Chancellor’.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

6

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  at end insert ‘after the date specified in 2(a) above’.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

7

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(5)    

This section does not apply to unelected hereditary peers who sit in the House of

 

Lords’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 26 February 2014                  

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House of Lords Reform (No. 2) Bill, continued

 
 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

8

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

An hereditary peer who retires or otherwise resigns in accordance with this

 

section shall be deemed to have died allowing any heir to be eligible to be

 

elected.’.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

9

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

A life peer who retires or otherwise resigns in accordance with this section will

 

upon petition to the Queen be raised to the state degree style dignity title and

 

honour of viscount.’.

 


 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

10

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  13,  leave out from ‘Session’ to end of line 14 and insert ‘may

 

be fined by resolution of the House £10,000’.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

11

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

This section does not apply to unelected hereditary peers who sit in the House of

 

Lords.’.

 


 

Thomas Docherty

 

1

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  23,  leave out ‘one year’ and insert ‘6 months’.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

12

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  24,  leave out ‘it is irrelevant’.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

13

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  25,  after ‘(a)’, insert ‘it is irrelevant’.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

14

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  27,  after ‘(b)’, insert ‘it is irrelevant’.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

15

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  28,  leave out from ‘Kingdom’ to the end of line 29 and insert

 

‘or Ireland’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 26 February 2014                  

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House of Lords Reform (No. 2) Bill, continued

 
 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

16

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

It is irrelevant subject to a resolution of the House of Lords whether any

 

of the offence, conviction, sentence, order, imprisonment or detention

 

occurs in any Commonwealth Realm.

 

(d)    

It is irrelevant subject to a unanimous resolution of the House of Lords

 

whether any of the offence, conviction, sentence, order, imprisonment or

 

detention occurs in any Commonwealth country.

 

(e)    

No offence, conviction, sentence, order, imprisonment or detention that

 

takes place in any non-Commonwealth country is relevant under this

 

Act.’.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

17

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  37,  after ‘appeal’, insert ‘or is pardoned’.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

18

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  8,  leave out ‘subsection (9) and insert—

 

‘(9)    

This section does not apply to unelected hereditary peers who sit in the House of

 

Lords.’.

 

Dan Byles

 

23

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  8,  leave out subsection (9) and insert—

 

‘(9)    

A certificate under subsection (2) in respect of a conviction outside the United

 

Kingdom may be issued only if the House of Lords resolves that subsection (1)

 

should apply; and where the House does so resolve the Lord Speaker must issue

 

the certificate.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Bill currently provides that a member who is convicted abroad of a serious offence will be dis­

 

qualified unless the House of Lords decides that the member should not be disqualified. The

 

amendment provides that in such circumstances the member will not be disqualified unless the

 

House decides that the member should be disqualified.

 


 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

19

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  leave out line 29.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

20

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  44,  at end insert ‘under the same state degree style title and

 

honour. A life peer may become an elected hereditary peer, an elected hereditary peer may

 

become a life peer and a Lord Spiritual may become a Lord Temporal and a Lord

 

Temporal a Lord Spiritual’.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

21

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  44,  at end insert—


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 26 February 2014                  

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House of Lords Reform (No. 2) Bill, continued

 
 

‘(9)    

A person who ceases to be a member of the House of Lords in accordance with

 

sections 1 and 2 of this Act may not be elected to the House of Commons during

 

the course of the next two Parliaments.

 

(10)    

A person who ceases to be a member of the House of Lords in accordance with

 

this Act remains entitled to all the other privileges state degree style title and

 

honour of peerage.’.

 


 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

22

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

A certificate of the Lord Speaker may be annulled by resolution of the House.

 

(4)    

A certificate of the Lord Speaker may be annulled by letters patent.’.

 


 
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