Clause 4 — Effect of ceasing to be a member

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 pm on 28th February 2014.

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Photo of Jacob Rees-Mogg Jacob Rees-Mogg Conservative, North East Somerset 12:00 pm, 28th February 2014

The proposal would not put in an artificial bar but maintain the status quo, because currently a specific Act of Parliament would be required for a life peer to come into this House. Lord Young could not have been Margaret Thatcher’s successor without an Act of Parliament allowing him to disclaim his peerage.