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Clause 4 — Effect of ceasing to be a member

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:45 am on 28th February 2014.

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Photo of Thomas Docherty Thomas Docherty Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 11:45 am, 28th February 2014

There is already some precedent for somebody leaving the House of Lords, going straight to the House of Commons and then back to the House of Lords. I think I am right in saying that Alec Douglas-Home did exactly that in 1963 and was elected in Scotland to a seat that he represented for a number years and then became a life peer.