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House of Lords (Amendment) Bill [HL]

House of Lords (Amendment) Bill [HL]






Repeal the provision for by-elections of hereditary peers under the House of

Lords Act 1999.                                                                            

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:—

 1     Abolition of by-elections

The House of Lords Act 1999 (c. 34) shall be amended by substituting for

section 2 (exception from section 1) the following section—

       “2                                    Exception from section 1

           (1)           Section 1 shall not apply in relation to anyone excepted from it by or in


accordance with Standing Orders of the House before the passing of the

House of Lords (Amendment) Act 2003.

           (2)           Once excepted from section 1, a person shall continue to be so

throughout his life (until an Act of Parliament provides to the contrary).

           (3)           Any question whether a person is excepted from section 1 shall be


decided by the Clerk of the Parliaments, whose certificate shall be


 2     Short title

This Act may be cited as the House of Lords (Amendment) Act 2003.

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House of Lords (Amendment) Bill [HL]




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