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House of Commons

 
 

Friday 6 March 2015

 

Consideration of Bill

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill [Lords]


 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  leave out paragraph (a)

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

18

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end insert “on the ground of that member’s conduct as

 

set out in the resolution”

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  7,  leave out subsection (2)

 

Sir Tony Baldry

 

7

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  17,  at beginning insert “in relation either to an expulsion or

 

to a suspension”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This is linked to the amendment below which prevents retrospective judgement of behaviour

 

leading to a final expulsion of a member of the House of Lords.

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

6

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  17,  after “Act”, insert “and any Standing Orders made under

 

subsection (1)”

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

19

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  17,  after “Act” insert “and any Standing Orders made under

 

this section”

 

Sir Tony Baldry

 

8

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  18,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This removes all reference to previous conduct that was not public knowledge.


 
 

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Sir Tony Baldry

 

9

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  18,  at beginning insert “in relation only to a suspension”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This removes the power of expulsion in respect of previous conduct that was not public knowledge.

 

Sir Tony Baldry

 

10

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  18,  leave out from “Act” to end of line 19 and insert “but

 

since 1 January 2015”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This limits the application of the Bill’s sanctions to previous conduct that was not public

 

knowledge to just the current year.

 

Sir Tony Baldry

 

11

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  18,  leave out from “Act” to end of line 19 and insert “but

 

since 1 January 2000”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This limits the application of the Bill’s sanctions to previous conduct that was not public

 

knowledge in the past 15 years only.

 

Sir Tony Baldry

 

12

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  18,  leave out from “Act” to end of line 19 and insert “but

 

since 1 January 1985”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This limits the application of the Bill’s sanctions to previous conduct that was not public

 

knowledge in the past 30 years only.

 

Sir Tony Baldry

 

13

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  19,  after “knowledge”, insert “in the United Kingdom”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This limits the scope of public knowledge of previous conduct to what was not known in this

 

country.

 

Sir Tony Baldry

 

14

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

A resolution under subsection 4(b) may not relate to expulsion”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This is an alternative approach to removing the power of expulsion in respect of previous conduct

 

that was not public knowledge.

 

Sir Tony Baldry

 

15

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

Standing Orders of the House of Lords set out guidance on what constitutes

 

public knowledge under subsection 4(b)”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This allows for some certainty as to what might constitute public knowledge of previous conduct.


 
 

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Mr Christopher Chope

 

20

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  19,  at end add—

 

“(5)    

nothing in this section shall authorise the expulsion or suspension of members of

 

the House of Lords on the grounds of age, health or length of service”

 


 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

3

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  2,  leave out “Expulsion and”

 


 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

4

 

Page  2,  line  4,  leave out Clause 3

 


 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

5

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  9,  leave out “Expulsion and”

 


 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

16

 

Title,  line  1,  leave out “expel or”.

 


 
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