New Clause 1 - Interpretation

Part of House of Lords Reform (No. 2) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:30 am on 15th January 2014.

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‘(1) For the purposes of this Act a person is a member of the House of Lords if the person is entitled to receive writs of summons to attend that House.

(2) In determining whether a person is so entitled, ignore—

(a) section 2 of the Forfeiture Act 1870 (disqualification on conviction of treason);

(b) sections 426A and 427 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (disqualification on insolvency);

(c) regulation 4 of the European Parliament (House of Lords Disqualification) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1647) (disqualification where MEP).

(3) In this Act “peer” includes a person upon whom a dignity has been conferred by virtue of appointment as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.’.—(Dan Byles.)