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BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
101     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". From the day on which this Act comes into force the members of the second chamber of Parliament shall be known as "Members of the Appointed Chamber".")Members of the second chamber.
102     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". From the day on which this Act comes into force the members of the Appointed Chamber of Parliament shall be styled as "Lords of Parliament", with the initials "LP" appended to their name but without reference to their rank in the peerage.")Members of the Appointed Chamber: style.
103     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". No-one who holds a life peerage conferred under the Life Peerages Act 1958 shall be entitled to receive a writ of summons to the House of Lords and to sit and vote in that House unless he has attained the age of 50 years.")Members of the second chamber: minimum age.
104     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". No-one who holds a life peerage conferred under the Life Peerages Act 1958 shall be entitled to receive a writ of summons to the House of Lords and to sit and vote in that House after the day on which he attains the age of 70 years, and any writ of summons issued to him shall cease to have effect after that day.")Members of the second chamber: age limit.
105     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". The salaries and allowances payable to the members of the second chamber of Parliament shall be the same as those payable to members of the House of Lords on the day before this Act comes into force.")Allowances etc. of members of the second chamber.
  
BY THE EARL OF PERTH
 
106     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". Nothing in this Act affects the powers of the House of Lords, and in particular the power to veto any bill introduced by a Minister of the Crown providing for the maximum duration of Parliament to be extended beyond 5 years.")Declaratory
(No. 2).
  
BY THE LORD GRAY
 
107     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". On the coming into force of this Act the House of Lords shall cease to be so known.")House of Lords: name (No. 4).
108     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". On the coming into force of this Act the House of Lords shall cease to be known as such and shall be known as the Senate of the United Kingdom.")House of Lords: name (No. 5).
  
BY THE LORD RANDALL OF ST BUDEAUX
 
109     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  From the start of the session of Parliament following the session in which this Act is passed a system of weighted voting shall be introduced into the House of Lords to ensure that the total number of votes eligible to be cast by members of that House belonging to the party or parties forming the Government in proportion to the total number of votes eligible to be cast by all other members of the House reflects the number of seats held by the party or parties of Government in the House of Commons in proportion to the number of seats held by other parties in that House.
 
    (2)  Standing Orders of the House shall be made to give effect to this section, and may provide that any vote cast by a member belonging to the party or parties forming the Government shall have a greater value than any vote cast by another member.")
Voting rights of members of the House of Lords.
  
BY THE EARL OF ONSLOW
 
110     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Any holder of a peerage conferred under the Life Peerages Act 1958 may, by instrument of disclaimer delivered to the Lord Chancellor, disclaim the right to sit and vote as a member of the House of Lords.
 
    (2)  The holder of a peerage who exercises the right of disclaimer conferred by subsection (1) shall retain rights of access to, and use of, the House of Lords and any premises occupied by that House.")
Life peerages: disclaimer (No. 2).
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD CAMPBELL OF ALLOWAY
THE LORD CHALFONT
THE LORD NAPIER AND ETTRICK
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
111     Page 1, line 13, leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  Sections 1 to 3 and subsections (3) and (4) shall come into force on such day after their commencement has been approved in the referendum referred to in section (Referendum) as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.")
 
  
BY THE LORD NORRIE
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
111A     Page 1, line 13, leave out subsection (1) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  This Act shall come into force at the end of the session of Parliament in which it is passed providing that it is in full compliance with the provisions of the Statute of Westminster 1931 expressed by the written consents of all the Commonwealth States provided as direct evidence of the Resolutions of all the said Parliaments and Assemblies to that effect, all of which have been communicated to the Speaker of the House of Commons.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BOWNESS
 
111B     Page 1, line 13, leave out ("(apart from subsections (3) and (4) below)") 
  
BY THE LORD BOARDMAN
 
112     Page 1, line 13, leave out from ("Act") to end of line 14 and insert ("shall not come into force until each House of Parliament has come to a resolution that it should do so.
 
    (1A)  No resolution under subsection (1) may be made until the Royal Commission set up to consider the reform of the House of Lords has reported.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
113     Page 1, line 13, leave out from ("Act") to end of line 14 and insert ("shall not come into force until each House of Parliament has come to a resolution that it should do so.
 
    (  )  No resolution referred to in subsection (1) may be made until the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the reform and composition of the House of Lords have been reported on by a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament.")
 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
114     Page 1, line 13, leave out ("subsections (3) and (4) below)") and insert ("subsection (3))") 
  
BY THE LORD ELTON
 
115     Page 1, line 13, leave out from ("below)") to end of the line 14 and insert ("shall have effect until the last day of the first Session of the second Parliament following the Parliament in which this Act is passed.") 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
116     Page 1, line 13, after ("shall") insert ("not") 
117     Page 1, line 14, leave out from ("force") to end of line and insert ("on 1st September 2001 or if earlier on the dissolution of the Parliament in which this Act is passed.") 
118     Page 1, line 14, leave out from ("force") to end of line and insert ("until a report of a Royal Commission on the future composition and role of the House of Lords has been laid before the House of Lords and accepted by resolution of that House.") 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT MOUNTGARRET
THE EARL FERRERS
THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
119     Page 1, line 14, leave out ("Session of") 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
120     Page 1, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  This Act shall cease to have effect on the laying before either House of Parliament of a report of a Royal Commission recommending that the composition of the House of Lords be changed and that the hereditary peerage should no longer be a constituent part of the House or that the numbers of hereditary peers entitled to attend, sit and vote in the House of Lords should be reduced or should be unchanged.")
 
  
BY THE LORD NORRIE
 
120A     Page 1, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(  ) Notwithstanding anything in subsection (1), this Act shall come into force only to the extent that it is in full compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights and the precedents established by the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.")
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT MOUNTGARRET
THE EARL FERRERS
THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
121     Page 1, line 15, leave out subsection (2) 
  
BY THE EARL OF DROGHEDA
 
121A*     Page 1, line 15, after ("issued") insert ("to a person to whom section 1 applies") 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
122     Page 1, line 16, leave out ("a") and insert ("an") 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
123     Page 1, line 17, leave out subsections (3) and (4) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  In relation to a peer who is disqualified from attending, sitting or voting in the House of Lords by virtue of section 1, section 4 of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (qualifying date for eligibility to be included in the register of electors for use in parliamentary elections) shall have effect with the substitution for the dates 10th October and 15th September of the date 1st January for the purposes only of preparing and publishing the register of electors to be used in an election at which the date of the poll is fixed for a date after section 1 above comes into force but earlier than 16th February 2001 (or such later date as may apply in relation to any particular register by virtue of section 13(3), (4) or (5) of the 1985 Act (delayed date of publication of register in certain cases)).")
 
124     Page 1, line 17, leave out subsections (3) and (4) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (qualifying date for eligibility to be included in the register of electors for use in parliamentary elections) section 1 above shall be deemed to have come into force on the 14th September last preceding the date of the commencement of this section, and any necessary amendments to any electoral register shall be made, before any election is held after that date, on application by any Peer disqualified under section 1.
 
    (4)  The Secretary of State may, by regulations made by statutory instrument, prescribe the form and content of applications under subsection (3) above and, where such regulations are made, an application shall not be valid unless it complies with the requirements of the regulations.")
 
  
BY THE LORD STRATHCLYDE
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE LORD MACKAY OF DRUMADOON
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
125     Page 1, line 17, leave out subsections (3) and (4) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  Holders of hereditary peerages, who are no longer members of the House of Lords by virtue of section 1 of this Act shall be entitled from the end of the Session of Parliament in which this Act is passed to be entered onto the electoral register for any one Parliamentary constituency in which they are normally resident, and at any time after the end of the Session of Parliament in which this Act is passed the holders of hereditary peerages who are so entered on to the register shall be entitled to stand at or vote in elections to the House of Commons.")
 
  
BY THE LORD ELTON
 
126     Page 1, line 17, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
127     Page 1, line 19, leave out ("or the European Parliament") 
  
BY THE LORD BOWNESS
 
127A     Page 1, line 19, after ("Parliament") insert ("to be held after the end of the Parliament in which this Act is passed") 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
128     Page 1, line 19, leave out ("as he considers appropriate") 
  
BY THE LORD ELTON
 
129     Page 1, line 19, leave out ("as he considers appropriate") and insert ("as are necessary to ensure that every holder of a hereditary peerage disqualified by this Act from membership of the House of Lords shall be entitled to vote in any election to the House of Commons or the European Parliament held on any date between the end of the session in which this Act is passed and 1st February 2000.") 
  
BY THE LORD STANLEY OF ALDERLEY
THE EARL FERRERS
 
130     Page 2, line 1, leave out ("subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either") and insert ("laid in draft before, and subject to approval by resolution of, each") 
  
After Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD ELTON
 
131     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". From the end of the Session of Parliament in which this Act is passed the House of Lords shall cease to be known as the House of Lords and shall instead be known as the Temporary House of Parliament.")House of Lords: name.
132     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". From the end of the Session of Parliament in which this Act is passed the House of Lords shall cease to be known as the House of Lords and shall instead be known as the Interim House of Parliament.")House of Lords: name (No. 2).
133     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". From the end of the Session of Parliament in which this Act is passed the House of Lords shall cease to be known as the House of Lords and shall instead be known as the Appointed House of Parliament.")House of Lords: name (No. 3).
  
BY THE LORD NORTHBOURNE
 
134     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  From the date of the coming into force of section 1 of this Act the Prime Minister shall at all times ensure (if necessary by recommending the creation of additional life peers) that the number of independent peers entitled to speak and to vote in the second chamber is not less than 30 per cent. of the total number of members entitled to speak and to vote in that Chamber.
 
    (2)  For the purposes of this section "independent peers" shall mean any member who is entitled to speak and to vote in the second chamber and who does not owe allegiance to, is not a member of, and does not take the whip of any political party.")
Independent peers.
  
BY THE LORD STRATHCLYDE
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE LORD MACKAY OF DRUMADOON
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
135     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  During the period while the Act remains in force, recommendations by the Prime Minister to Her Majesty for the conferment of life peerages under the Life Peerages Act 1958 shall be made in accordance with the following provisions of this section.
 
    (2)  Not more than twenty recommendations shall be made during any period of one year.
 
    (3)  Not more than fifteen of the recommendations referred to in subsection (2) shall be for the conferment of a life peerage on a person who is a member of a registered party; and such recommendations shall be made in proportion to the respective number of votes cast for registered political parties at the previous general election.")
Recommendations for life peerages.
  
BY THE LORD GISBOROUGH
 
135A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  This Act shall cease to have effect at the end of the Parliament in which it is passed unless a subsequent Act has been passed affecting the composition of the House of Lords.")Duration of Act (No. 4).
135B     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  This Act shall cease to have effect at the end of the next Parliament after that in which it is passed unless a subsequent Act has been passed affecting the composition of the House of Lords.")Duration of Act (No. 5).
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
136     Page 2, line 4, leave out subsection (1) 
  
BY THE LORD STRATHCLYDE
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE LORD MACKAY OF DRUMADOON
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
137     Page 2, line 4, after ("peerage"") insert--
 
("means members of the peerages of Scotland, England, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom other than those created under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 or the Life Peerages Act 1958, and")
 
  
BY THE LORD PEARSON OF RANNOCH
THE VISCOUNT MOUNTGARRET
 
138     Page 2, line 4, leave out from ("peerage"") to end of line 5 and insert ("does not include any of the peers of Blood Royal") 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
139     Page 2, line 4, at end insert (", the dukedom of Cornwall, the dukedom of Rothesay") 
  
BY THE BARONESS FLATHER
 
140     Page 2, line 6, leave out ("House of Lords") and insert ("Removal of Hereditary Peerage Rights") 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
141     Page 2, line 6, leave out ("House of Lords") and insert ("Appointed Chamber") 
  
BY THE LORD STRATHCLYDE
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE LORD MACKAY OF DRUMADOON
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
142     Page 2, line 6, leave out ("House of Lords") and insert ("Parliament") 
  
After Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
143     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Parliament Act 1911 shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In section 2(1) (restriction on power of House of Lords as to Bills other than money Bills or Bills extending the maximum life of a Parliament beyond five years) after "five years" there shall be inserted "or a Bill to change the composition of the House of Lords".
 
    (3)   This section shall be deemed to have come into force at the end of the Session of Parliament in which the Bill for this Act was introduced.")
Disapplication of the Parliament Act 1911.
144     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Parliament Act 1949 (which amended the Parliament Act 1911 so as to shorten to two years the period during which the government must wait before proceeding under the Parliament Act 1911 with a Bill which has been rejected by the House of Lords) shall not apply in relation to the Bill for this Act.
 
    (2)  This section shall be deemed to have come into force at the end of the Session of Parliament in which the Bill for this Act was introduced.")
Disapplication of the Parliament Act 1949.
  
Schedule
 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
145     Page 3, line 3, at end insert-- 
 ("15 Edw. 2. Revocation of the New Ordinances 1322. The word "earls" in the last place where it occurs. 
 31 Henry 8.The House of Lords Precedence Act 1539. In section 4 the words from "above all dukes" to the end.
section 7.")
 
     Page 3, line 3, at end insert-- 
 ("1911 c. 13. The Parliament Act 1911. The Preamble.") 
     Page 3, column 3, leave out lines 4 to 18 and insert-- 
  ("The Whole Act") 
148     [Withdrawn] 
  
Preamble
 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
149     Insert the following Preamble--
 
    ("WHEREAS it is expedient that consideration should be given to the composition and powers of the House of Lords:
 
    And whereas it is expedient that a Royal Commission should consider and advise Her Majesty's Government with respect to the issues:
 
    But whereas it appears that it is not expedient to wait for the report of the Royal Commission and it appears to be expedient to make such provision as in this Act appears to deprive certain Peers of their right to attend, sit and vote in the House of Lords in this present Session of Parliament and for the future before receiving the Royal Commission's report and advice:")
 
150     Insert the following Preamble--
 
    ("WHEREAS it is expedient that provision should be made for regulating the relations between the two Houses of Parliament:
 
    And whereas it is intended to substitute for the House of Lords as it at present exists a Second Chamber constituted on a popular instead of hereditary basis, but such substitution cannot be immediately brought into operation:
 
    And whereas provision will require hereafter to be made by Parliament in a measure effecting such substitution for limiting and defining the powers of the new Second Chamber, but it is expedient to make such provision as in this Act appears for restricting the Peers who may take part in the proceedings of the House of Lords:")
 
  
In the Title
 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
151     Line 1, leave out from beginning to ("to") in line 2 and insert ("Exclude from the House of Lords temporal peers whose dignity as Lords of Parliament was not conferred in pursuance of the Life Peerages Act 1958 or the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876;") 
  
BY THE LORD WEATHERILL
THE LORD MARSH
THE EARL OF CARNARVON
THE VISCOUNT TENBY
 
152     Line 1, leave out ("End") and insert ("Restrict") 
  
BY THE EARL OF CLANWILLIAM
 
153     Line 1, after ("Lords") insert ("only") 
  
BY THE LORD GRAY
 
154     Line 1, after ("Lords") insert ("solely") 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
155     Line 1, leave out ("by virtue") and insert ("because") 
156     Line 1, leave out ("a") and insert ("an") 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
157     Line 2, after ("peerage;") insert ("to allow life peerages to be conferred on disqualified peers;") 
158     Line 2, leave out ("related") and insert ("consequential") 
159     Line 2, leave out ("disqualifications") and insert ("qualifications") 
160     Line 4, after ("Commons") insert ("or the European Parliament") 
 
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